HOMESCHOOL MOMS: Is it OK to start teaching cursive if a child hasn't really mastered regular printing? That was my dilemma last year with my 7-year-old daughter. I was torn… she really, REALLY wanted to learn, but was it OK to teach? Here our story (and the solution we found to this problem!) If you’re in the same situation with your child, you’ll appreciate this!

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  1. When we first invented our Write Through the Bible books, we started with D’Nealian manuscript and cursive because we really felt like that was best for students. We’ve since added the Ball-and-Stick because of the demand for it, but we always recommend either going right to cursive or doing the D’Nealian manuscript as a transition to cursive.

  2. Heather, I agree! After working with WTTB Jr. for a few weeks now, I can see that we’re going to breeze through it much faster than the typical student just learning to write. My goal is to have her finish it by the end of the school year and start her on cursive in the fall. I see this is a great in-between tool to learn the strokes and get ready for cursive. I think I may start my preschooler on D’Nealean (instead of ball-and-stick) in 6 months-year so that it will be easier for him to transition to cursive at an early age. Thanks for your thoughts!

  3. I think you may be surprised if you were to start cursive with your daughter now. Many kids who are struggling with print do a lot better with cursive. Either way, WTTB Jr. is going to be an awesome addition, I can’t wait to start it with my daughter! 🙂

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