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Cursive Handwriting

At Whitefield, we begin teaching our children to join their letters from the start. 


The advantages of teaching continuous cursive handwriting:


  • Continuous cursive letters naturally join so children only have to learn their one font for lower case handwriting.  Once they are secure in continuous letters they will naturally be able to join their handwriting.
  • Continuous cursive letters flow rhythmically from left to right, aiding speed and fluidity of the writing.
  • The starting and finishing points for all cursive letters are easier to remember, which can be especially helpful for children with specific difficulties.
  • The transition of 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.

Developing early handwriting

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