Skeeterbug has shown interest in learning cursive, so I got him this Kumon book to try it out. We use Handwriting Without Tears (HWOT) for our handwriting program. I wasn’t ready to order the next book yet (I usually order it as part of a larger order to save on international shipping), so I got him this Kumon book in the mean time. He finished it on his own, choosing to do many pages at a time. At one point he set it aside for several weeks, but when he picked it back up he finished it within a few days.
It’s a very traditional cursive script, like the one I remember learning in school.
Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of practice for each letter. For each letter you get a page like the one above. Once you’ve learned three letters you get a page like the one below. Not enough practice.
There’s a review page at the end.
Perfect for a chance to try out cursive!
Kumon has another cursive book, My Book of Cursive Writing: Words. We’ll probably skip it and move to the HWOT book. Skeeterbug is finishing up that yellow HWOT book on the table in front of him. That’s actually a first grade book. I’ve ordered both the second grade printing book (which has smaller lines- yay!) and the third grade cursive book. He forms his print letters well, just needs practice writing neatly which I’m hoping the smaller lines will help with. The HWOT books give a lot more practice with the letters you’ve learned, having you write whole words right away. Now we just have to decide if we are going to move to the print book or the cursive book. Hmmmm…