Originally Posted by aquinas
DS6s handwriting has been slow to progress, and slow to be produced, but is getting there nicely thanks to a great effort on DS part. Yesterday, he tried cursive for the first time, and his writing turned out beautifully! Why didnt I think of that before? Of course its easier to make a fluid motion than several disjointed ones. Duh, aquinas!


It is a great disservice to children that most educational systems have stopped teaching children cursive from the get go. Print, with the constant stopping and changes of direction, is harder to produce and doesnt engage the brain in the same way, and its been proven, but making things easier for children by teaching print first and cursive as an afterthought, if at all, is one of those educational myths that just. Wont. Die.

I recall from another forum that parents raved about how well Handwriting Without Tears worked for their children who had struggled with graphomotor skills. Maybe worth a look.

Last edited by Tigerle; 05/29/18 11:05 PM.