Hey y’all! It’s been a long, hot summer. We moved and settled into a new home. I’ve finally got my bearings. So, now it’s the perfect time to tackle cursive.
Many moons ago, I taught middle school and had students [in my class] who could not read cursive. Public schools stopped teaching it, so cursive was not something they had exposure to in a classroom setting. They had to learn it at age 12, in order to read my board and copy down lessons. I broke out the cursive strips, and we practiced- A LOT.
Personally, I like writing in cursive; it’s faster. These days, it is important that parents take the reins on this skill. Turns out, it is not that difficult, and pretty inexpensive to teach.
My daughter is 7 years old and can read, so it’s the perfect time to introduce cursive. (Side note: cursive writing is easier for dyslexic kids to read, too. The letters B and D look completely different in cursive. This is great for kiddos that have a hard time differentiating between the two letters.)
Now, here is the best part. My daughter figured out that she could use pipe cleaners to make the letters. Wow! She promptly sat down and started constructing letters. Whatever keeps her interested.
That’s my tip for the day! Also, this cheap little book helps, too. I bought it off Amazon.
Have a wonderful week!