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 Think of the historical documents, old letters from relatives, etc.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.
About Easy Peasy Cursive
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.
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.
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