At the beginning of the school year, I asked my daughter if she wanted to start learning cursive this year. She was all over it and super excited to get started. She was good the first day...ok the second...then reality set it. All the sudden she wasn't as excited and her enthusiasm quickly waned. I was preparing myself to postpone it a year when I was given the opportunity to review CursiveLogic...and boy has it been a game changer!
The CursiveLogic Quick-Start Pack
When you order the CursiveLogic Quick-Start Pack you get your CursiveLogic workbook, as well as, access to an instructional webinar. I was super grateful for the webinar because it helped to renew my approach and my perspective when it comes to writing cursive. It covers the essentials to cursive writing and the entire CursiveLogic system in a simple yet in-depth step-by-step instructional video.
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The entire system is created to cover lowercase and uppercase letters over a period of 10 weeks. Of course, the pacing can be altered to fit your needs but 10 weeks is the layout. Each letter is broken down by shape formation and color.
I found that this made letter identification and memory much easier for my daughter. In strands of letters or words, she sometimes mixes the letters up so, seeing the color and remembering the shape formation has really helped with the fluidity of her writing.
These two pieces together are super effective. However, I think my favorite part is the use of the catchphrases to help with letter formation. This particular piece was probably the greatest contributor to the improvement of my daughters cursive writing. For example, the oval letters catchphrase is "Over, Back-Trace [Letter Name]...Dip." Simple right? But also brilliant!
She was really struggling with continuous writing and would constantly lift her pencil between each letter. But using the catchphrase allowed her to focus on word formation instead of individual letter formation. She no longer had to stop and think about how to form the letters. She just wrote to the drum of the catchphrase so to speak and it took her from choppy and broken cursive to being able to write in a constant and fluid motion.
The Art of Cursive
I can't lie, I was pretty excited when I found out we were getting a copy of The Art of Cursive with our review. I'm a big fan of adult coloring books myself and have a few of my own. I was about to dive into this one when my daughter expressed to me how badly she wanted this coloring book. I can see why! The 27 pictures that are included are beautifully printed on thick, quality paper.
Now this book is intended for someone who either knows cursive or has completed the CursiveLogic program. They say it shouldn't be used as an instructional tool for teaching cursive. So then, I had a genius idea! I'm using it as an incentive for my daughter to not just complete the program but to do her very best. Of course, she's super excited about it and has really been doing well with the program...with a little extra dose of enthusiasm ;-)
So, what has been your students greatest struggle when it comes to cursive writing? Share with me in the comments below!
Until next time, Be encouraged!
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