I'd really like to get some input about handwriting systems. I am torn between three systems: Getty-Dubay, Standard Cursive and Handwriting without Tears.The biggest difference between Getty-Dubay and standard handwriting (both printing and cursive) is the way it looks. See below
Does anyone have thoughts about this? I'm totally open ...
Compared to Standard Cursive
And Handwriting without Tears
I guess the reason why I like Getty-Dubay is because the cursive letters look similar to the print letters. When I was learning standard cursive, I took ever opportunity to make my cursive look more like the print.Getty-Dubay seems more natural to me, but I don't want to be handicapping my kids if it is necessary to know standard cursive.
Is standard cursive really necessary to know today?
Right now I teach using Zaner- Bloser (sp???) and in the past I have taught D'Nelian, which looks a little like cursive. What ever you choose start with printing and don't even worry about cursive until the printing is mastered. It's my experience that most kids love to learn cursive- it makes them feel special for some reason. So if later on down the line your kids are interested in cursive you can teach it then.
Answer by skittles1108 at 1:25 PM on Jan. 22, 2011
Answer by prinzesstephi at 1:31 PM on Jan. 22, 2011
I would move from ZB print to D'Nelian and then to DB Cursive. If you want free worksheets to help them practice try http://www.learningpage.com/. Also, I have found that this teacher's website gives a breakdown of which letters to teach first and an animated sample of each letter - here's her link http://www.myfunteacher.com/resources.htm#cursive. I would say that yes standard cursive is still necessary to know. Imagine your child is an adult working for a boss who leaves handwritten notes on his or her desk. Now imagine that your child never learned to read classic cursive. I think in today's modern age we forget that there are still many times when we need to be able to pick up a pen and write as well as read what others have written.
Answer by scout_mom at 1:34 PM on Jan. 22, 2011
Answer by JamieLK at 2:04 PM on Jan. 22, 2011
Answer by scout_mom at 2:07 PM on Jan. 22, 2011