Many elementary schools are no longer teaching cursive. In our homeschool community it seems few of us are teaching it. I heard the argument that because of technology it’s not really necessary. There is also the argument that there is too much to learn with not enough time. I think the answer lies in flexibility. Why not combine lessons to include technology, cursive and writing a story for example? If your child has a tablet like the Ipad it can be done. Here are two apps I use often to help my child learn cursive as he practices a lesson. These apps are free and very user friendly.
Cursive Writing 1.2
Cursive Writing is an application for all ages. It can be utilized as a first step into learning cursive writing.
This easy and fun to use.
It provides not only letter by letter but 200+ words, which show the user how individual(lower and upper case) letters are combined into words, all with a stroke of a finger.
– Learn to write both upper-case and lower-case letters A to Z
– Each letter is shown the way to trace it
– Stroke guidelines and pronunciation of each letter are provided
– Practice connecting the letters together
Learn Cursive Writing
The Learn Cursive Writing app teaches cursive writing by finger touch. Alphabets A to Z (Capital and Lower case letters) in cursive manner. It also introduces common words and sentences to learn cursive writing
-Smooth writing brush
-Color palette with many color selection facility -Eraser and Clear all feature to erase or to clear your screen
These apps are available for download at the App Store.
Homeschool Activities by SmartTutor.com
Article by Nuria Almeida
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