Handwriting is something I feel is still very important, even in this age of computers and spell correct. But that doesn’t mean I think it should be difficult. We have so many other subjects that need to be covered in our homeschools. How much time and emphasis should be placed on learning cursive in this modern age? Rather than attempt to answer this much debated
We are using Heart of Dakota Bigger Hearts for His Glory as our spine this year (3rd Grade) and one of the suggested items within that curriculum is Cheerful Cursive (which can be purchased at Mastery Publications, the makers). My son, who is almost nine, has NEVER enjoyed writing. EVER. I have worked really hard to get him to at least not completely hate it.
It’s been a few years since we used this resource in our homeschooling but I remember that it was fun to use and my daughter enjoyed it. You can buy this product as a complete Homeschool Kit which consists of a teachers manual and this student book for $56.00 from Christianbook.com. However when I used this book I only purchased the student book which you
I know it comes as a surprise to many of you, however, handwriting is not and never has been an exciting time at my house. For years, I tried to find the perfect handwriting program for my boys. There are so many options to choose from, trust me, we tried most of them! We tried the cartoon-y and colorful programs, we tried just doing copy work
My son loves to study history, especially early American history, but he does NOT like to practice handwriting. The physical act of handwriting is challenging for my son because he has dysgraphia. Many students fine-tune their handwriting skills at a young age, but due to my son’s writing challenges he continues to practice handwriting daily. As he grew older it was important for us to
We a found a piece of curriculum that is enhancing our homeschool in several ways. PreScripts: Cursive Sentences and Art Lessons (Medieval to Modern World History) is something my eight-year-old son enjoys immensely, and I LOVE what he is learning! From the introduction to the workbook: Rather than resorting to mindless busywork that isolates our youngest children from their family’s education, the PreScripts series is
Every week I ponder some of the wisest sayings of the US Presidents. Here’s what ended up on my desk this morning, in painstakingly neat handwriting: It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God.—Abraham Lincoln Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. –Abraham Lincoln Things may come to
I like handwriting books. They make life simple: Get out the book, turn to the page, write, put the book away. Repeat until the book is finished. This year, though, I decided that the shipping and handling on my favorite handwriting book was outrageous. I refused to do it. What’s a homeschool mama to do? Download handwriting books instead! So, I tripped along to Currclick