Do you teach your kids cursive writing? I know there has been many discussions on whether or not children need to learn the ancient art of cursive writing and this has sadden me because I do not feel that learning cursive is a waste of time. We have had the opportunity to review PreScripts Cursive Words and Drawing from Classical Conversations this past month. I was very excited to get picked for this one, Leann had been hounding me to teach her “how to write like sissy”!
PreScripts Cursive Words and Drawing has 3 parts: Part 1 is Letters, Words, and Scripture; Part 2 has Writing Numbers in Cursive, and Part 3 is Tricky Letter Combinations in the First Chapter of James. All of the scripture is taken from New King James Version.
The first part of the book has the child practice writing a letter from the alphabet, a word starting with that letter, and then a scripture verse. The second page is a drawing page where they draw different shapes and eventually has them drawing animals. The second part has them writing the numbers and a verse and the third part shows them how to connect those tricky letter combos and then has them practicing from the Book of James.
Being part of a Classical Conversations community is not necessary to use this book, but the basic drawing lessons are taught in the Foundations class. This is a great resource for building fine motor skills, logical progression and it also helps with basic writing skills and reading rules. Children will start to notice capitation, punctuation, nouns, and sentence structure.
One of the things that I absolutely loved was how easy this program was for Leann to follow. She was able to grab her workbook and do the 2 pages that I assigned to her each day. If she ran into a problem with how to form a letter we would review on the dry erase board. Leann thought it was really cool and since each lesson was short and “easy” she had no problem doing them each day. Leann is my wiggly child, so getting her to sit and do seat work is sometimes difficult. These lessons are very wiggle kid friendly!! We definitely recommend this product!!
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“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
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