Teaching cursive is traditionally done through tracing or copy worksheets and without much guidance for the teacher. Many times these courses proceed in alphabetical order or by clustering vowels and consonants. I have both completed these types of courses myself and gave them to my daughters. I had no idea there was any different way. Then I was sent CursiveLogic Quick-Start Pack and The Art of Cursive by CursiveLogic. I have to confess I was completely blown away by this program! I think so highly of it, this will be the only program I recommend for teaching cursive from now on. So what makes this program so special? Well, there are quite a few things. The first is the way in which the letter structures are taught. Below is an example of how letters are grouped The Orange Oval Letters are formed with the same unique beginning stroke pattern. Combining these together provides a continuity for learning like I’ve never seen. Other programs do teach the basic strokes, but I have not come across one that connect them together in a string and teaches them at the same time. The combined use of multi-sensory tools including color, touch, auditory, and verbal devices aid in creating a firm memory for students. I’m a firm believer in using as many senses as possible when learning and especially for things which need fast recall. I use this same approach for other subjects, but it never occurred to me that the same could be applied to teaching cursive.
Grace enjoyed completing the pages assigned for each day. You may use this program at a faster or slower pace, but we followed the set structure and I found it to be quite good for her age at eight-years-old. She was neither overwhelmed, nor desiring to move at a faster rate. Because the letters start out larger, she felt more in control of her learning.
The other really awesome part of this program is the webinar! My college degree is in middle-grades education. I was taught how to teach math and reading. I was also required to complete a traditional cursive course, yet no one taught me how to teach. I love this resource as a mom and a teacher. My favorite homeschooling resources are those which teach me how to teach. The other aspect of this program is a beautiful adult coloring book with an amazing little secret! The detailed patterns follow the same curves needed for learning cursive. This little gem is an incredible follow up to the course and a great refresher for adults and older students!
As I stated earlier I am thoroughly impressed by this program and the support it gives parents and teachers. No matter your age, this is an excellent way to learn or brush up on cursive, especially if your child’s initial training did not accomplish the desired results. Check this coupon code out! Hurry and don’t miss it!