Homeschool Crew Review: Easy Peasy Cursive

My mom went to two graduation parties this year where the high school graduates could not read the cards because they were written in cursive, and, unfortunately, cursive just is not taught in many schools anymore.  I find this incredibly sad.  Think of the historical documents, old letters from relatives, etc. that these kids can’t read.

We make sure that cursive is taught in our homeschool.  To help with that, we recently tried Easy Peasy Cursive by Channie’s Visual Handwriting & Math Workbooks.

About Easy Peasy Cursive

Channie's Easy Peasy Cursive Workbook

In general, this 80 page, beginning cursive book is designed for 1st – 3rd graders.  There are pages where children can copy the letters (capital and lowercase letters are taught together), and then there is a blank page where children can practice what they just learned.

The vast majority of this book is single letter practice.  The very last page has some whole words for kids to practice.

How We Used Easy Peasy Cursive

Overall, I loved the look of the book and thought it would make an excellent introduction to cursive.  PB & J Girl happily traced the letters, though she was a bit overwhelmed by how many practice letters there were to trace.  I tried to assign her just a page a day so she wouldn’t get too overwhelmed.

 Channie’s Visual Handwriting & Math Workbooks
However, when it came time to write the letters herself, she balked.  Why?  Because the blank spaces to write the letters are tilted to help children learn to slant their letters when writing cursive.  Personally, I love this feature because I think it’s hard to learn that slant that makes cursive look so pretty.  I know my own cursive looks stiff and very straight.

The thing I was most impressed by, PB & J Girl resisted.  I think the difficulty is that she’s used other cursive books before, and none of them had the slant.  It was hard for her to get used to writing that way, and she got frustrated.

However, I think if a child has never been exposed to cursive writing or other cursive workbooks before, having a slanted space should not be a problem.

 Channie’s Visual Handwriting & Math Workbooks
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I was one of 60 people to review a variety of products including Easy Peasy Cursive, Quick and Neat Alphabet Pad, My First Letters, Easy Peasy Alphabet, and One Page a Day: Double Digit Math Problem Workbook.  To read more reviews, click on the link below:

Channie’s Visual Handwriting & Math Workbooks {Reviews}
 

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