Kate in Arabia Posted March 14, 2012 Share Posted March 14, 2012 My ds 10 had *terrible* handwriting. Last year, 4th grade, and his writing looked like a typical kg-er (not exaggerating). I had used Zaner-Bloser with him (as I do/did with his siblings), but he was just not progressing with the curriculum and this year I finally made the switch (after 4 years of struggle :001_unsure: ) to a new approach this year. It's been revolutionary for him to be able to let go of the very constrained typical handwriting method -- i.e., that your letters must be written just so, etc. It has worked so much better for him to learn basic forms, but then be given options as to how to join them for cursive. Also, the method of having a book of quotes and sayings that he can flip through and choose for himself what he wishes to copy, instead of a pre-written and required blurb, kwim? Today, for the first time ever, he was excited about his handwriting. And that is saying *a lot*... *a lot*. I will freely admit that the problem here lay with me, and my inability to think outside the box a bit on this subject. And I should have known better, because it is typical for this child, who thinks outside the box (well my box, anyway) for most subjects. ...but this curriculum has been a great new find for us. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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