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Teach Kids to Write in Cursive the Intelligent Way with Cursive Logic (giveaway)

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on October 29, 2015 · 11 comments

in All,education,Giveaways,Homeschool Deals,Homeschooling


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I wrote a post a few months back asking, Is Cursive Handwriting Important Anymore?  (Spoiler alert: I think it is!)  I knew all along that I would want to incorporate cursive handwriting lessons into our homeschool but I was afraid it would be met with resistance.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that Bug realllllllllly wanted to learn cursive and that he really enjoys it!

So we were using (to not name names) a “traditional” cursive handwriting program.  The same one I used in private school to learn cursive when I was Bug’s age (a very long time ago…..).  And he was doing fine with it.  But I was having to look over the lessons the night before and reteach myself because I just didn’t write like that anymore.  It’s not that I don’t write in cursive anymore, because I do.  But this way….it was so….flourished.  With a lot of unnecessary loops that I just didn’t do anymore.

When I came across Cursive Logic I was like, WOW.  That’s how I write!  No-frills cursive.   Here you can see Bug practicing a lesson. (The workbook also has dry erase pages in the back for extra, reusable practice – I love that!)

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Cursive Logic groups similarly shaped letters together in single lessons.  For example, this is one of the lessons:

 

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See how much sense that makes?  The program we were using taught one letter at a time.  But when you group them together based on similar strokes you learn much quicker and much more efficiently.  Plus, you’re practicing connections from the beginning instead of just one letter at time.

Each string of letters is also assigned it’s own color and nifty little phrase to help you remember what you’re making.

Needless to say, we ditched our original program to continue on with Cursive Logic!  Bug is learning quicker than with the old program and I’m not having to re-learn all the loop and flourishes that I abandoned in handwriting years ago.  This really is the logical way to learn cursive!

You can download some free sheets to try out Cursive Logic when you sign up for their email newsletter.  (Scroll down to the bottom of the page here to find the sign up.)

Would you like to win your own Cursive Logic workbook?  Awesome, because I’m giving one away!
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Enter to WIN a Cursive Logic notebook!  Giveaway sponsored by Cursive Logic.  US/Canada entrants only.  Giveaway ends 11/11/2015.  Use the form below:

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Winner will be notified using the email address provided in the form. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or they forfeit their prize. I was provided with CursiveLogic notebooks to review. I was not paid for my review. All opinions are my own.

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1 Maureen November 4, 2015 at 5:15 pm

I home educate my three young children and believe it is essential to teach them cursive writing.

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2 Tara November 4, 2015 at 6:38 pm

I believe cursive should still be taught early on, I learned in the 2nd grade!!

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3 Dede November 4, 2015 at 8:34 pm

I think cursive should be taught. It’s a lost art! I am a teacher and offer handwriting papers for practice, but I don’t actually teach it.

I would LOVE to give this a try! My students would absolutely love it.

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4 Patsy Foy November 4, 2015 at 10:28 pm

I feel cursive handwriting is still a necessary lesson that children should know.

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5 Kate November 5, 2015 at 6:02 am

Love teaching handwriting and cursive. its so important even in a digital age!

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6 Laura Lane November 5, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Yes to both questions.

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7 Bev Kolanek November 6, 2015 at 1:36 pm

I just recently discovered that my child’s school would not be teaching cursive. I am very disappointed. Currently I am trying to teach her myself. Thanks for the information and giveaway

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8 Breanna Pollard November 9, 2015 at 10:37 am

I feel like it should be taught and I’m sad we’ve gotten away from that.

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9 Rachelle Anderson November 9, 2015 at 12:31 pm

I think it should be taught. I used to proctor the SAT’s and they required that students write a paragraph in script. It was amazing how many kids didn’t know how, so we had to tell them to “just use your best writing”.

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10 Rebecca Xavier November 9, 2015 at 5:01 pm

I believe that cursive handwriting should be taught, and I will teach my daughters when they are in first grade.

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11 megan n November 10, 2015 at 7:42 am

At first I was unsure as to I would teach my kids cursive (I’m a homeschool mom of 6). I certainly see the importance of knowing what cursive is and being able to read it, however, I wasn’t convinced my children needed to know how to write in cursive. So, a few months ago, I asked my school-aged kids (ages 9,7 and 5) if they would like to learn cursive and they all said they did. They all wanted to ;earn how to write “pretty.” And so our cursive journey began. This curriculum looks great, and i would love to win it for our family.

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