Cursive has six primary advantages
It is less
fine-motor skill intensive.
lowercase letters begin in the same place on the baseline.
and between words is controlled.
By lifting the
pencil between words, the beginning and ending of words is emphasised.
It is difficult
to reverse letters such as b’s and d’s.
memory that is mastered first will last a lifetime.
Teaching fully cursive handwriting from Infant level will enable children to write fluently, quickly and clearly.
This Just Cursive Handwriting scheme provides a carefully designed and sequenced programme to enable the introduction of a cursive style of handwriting from the beginning of schooling. This adheres to the principles of the new Primary Language Curriculum.