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Old 02-04-2013, 07:17 PM   #11
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Re: Manuscript curriculum for kindergarten

Originally Posted by foggierbard9 View Post
We started DS with D'Nealian this year because it flows easier into teaching Cursive. We are actually going to teach him Cursive next years as a 1st grader and when our next child gets to school age we will just start with Cursive. There are a few studies that show starting with Cursive helps with all around handwriting and that if they can write in cursive they can read all different types of text.

I am looking at Cursive First for next year.
Thank you! The D'Nealian looks like what I was hoping to find!


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Old 02-07-2013, 02:33 AM   #12
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Re: Manuscript curriculum for kindergarten

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I checked out italic printing and cursive and that looks very interesting. However at one review site there were many reviews stating that while the students learned to print and write nicely, they were unable to read traditional cursive.
Interesting. My dd has had no problem with cursive once she learned the letter formations. But I'm sure there's other kids who might benefit from other writing styles.
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