- demonstrates how letters are formed
- promotes a good pencil grasp and good posture
- encourages regular practice
How Letters are Formed
manuscript - uppercase & lowercase
manuscript - lowercase
cursive - uppercase
cursive - lowercase
Modern Manuscript & Cursive—D’Nealian D’Nealian starts with slanted manuscript letters and transitions easily to cursive writing. It has gained popularity in many school districts in the United States. Products similar to D’Nealian are sold as “Modern Manuscript” and “Modern Cursive”.
D’Nealian - manuscript and cursive chart
D’Nealian - manuscript only
Print, Slant Print, Cursive—Peterson HandwritingPeterson includes a transition between print and cursive, Slant Print. The cursive letters end without a curve, much like the Italic styles. This program includes a depth of information, prompts and help.
Printing - Handwriting Without Tears
Cursive - Handwriting Without Tears
“Without instruction or an example to follow, bright children can come up with some terribly awkward and cumbersome ways of making letters!” — Kim Stitzer
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Which handwriting style should your child use?
Homeschoolers—You get to decide! Show your children the various styles and see which appeals to them.
Lowercase letters: t, f
Capital letters: A, E, F, H, I, J, T.