Handwriting Continuous Cursive Letters of the Alphabet
The advantages of teaching Continuous Cursive handwriting:
As Continuous Cursive letters naturally join, children only have to learn this one font for lower case handwriting.
Continuous Cursive letters flow rhythmically from left to right, aiding the speed and fluidity of the writing.
The starting and finishing points for all Continuous Cursive letters are easier to remember (they all start on the line and, other than a few exceptions, all finish on the line), which can be especially helpful for children with specific learning difficulties.
Teaching Continuous Cursive letters in family groups reinforces the shapes and directional pushes and pulls of the pencil needed to handwrite and can limit letter reversal issues, such as b & d.
The transition to joined writing is simple and occurs sooner, allowing children to concentrate on the composition of the writing, because they no longer have to think about how to form the letters.
Words are written in one set of movements, without the pen being taken off the paper, helping the motor memory store spellings. This is especially important for those irregular spellings which so many children find hard to commit to memory.
Click on a letter to watch the “how to form” animation.