Calvert script is very easy to teach because the capital letters are the same as in printing and most small letters have a straight upright vertical component. Very clean minimal lines. I wish they had a better sample for you to see--it's nice looking and easy to read when you have a full page of it. When I was young and experimented with calligraphy, I changed to my own style of writing which was a cross between printing and cursive and Calvert script reminds me of it. My middle son is learning Calvert script in first grade and my parents keep remarking how beautiful and artistic his writing looks. Assuming they must think he came up with his own style, I show them the Calvert script writing book. Then, when he spends an over night with them, they again express astonishment over his beautiful handwriting!? But your daughter is free to continue using any handwriting style she wants. Even if she is signed up for ATS, where you send her tests and writing papers in for one of their teachers to assess, you just let them know what writing program you are using.
Edited by Kerrie in VA, 18 April 2011 - 01:33 PM.