It has been a long time since I’ve written about the kids’ handwriting work. I started LD off on Handwriting Without Tears “Cursive Handwriting” when he was in first grade. This helped with his tendency to mix up his “b” and “d” letters. His writing is really quite nice now. He actually uses a combination of cursive and printing, but his writing is neat and legible. DD started Handwriting Without Tears-Cursive Handwriting recently as well (prior to that she had used their printing book). Here are a few photos to give you a better feel of this handwriting curriculum–the top picture is DD the other day, the bottom pictures are from LD’s practice book:
LD now uses Cursive Success, but only occasionally as a touch up practice. As you can see by the checks and different colors in the pictures above and below, the kids practice a number of different letters/words over several days.
Most volumes of Handwriting Without Tears costs around $7.75. Considering Cursive Handwriting lasted for well over a year’s worth of work I think the price is quite reasonable. (Oh, and just so you know I’m not affiliated with HWT in any way, I just like their books and have used them for the past three years or so.)