Tuesday, July 01, 2014


Cursive camp begins.


It seems that cursive handwriting is no longer taught in the schools. And yet there is so much to be gained by learning this skill, so The Child started "Cursive Camp" under the tutelage of Troy's Work Table.

The first lesson was "drawing" lower-case letters with fingers in a pie tin filled with cornmeal. Tactile memory is important.

The second lesson was drawing the lower-case letters, each a few times, until they were comfortable to draw. Repetition is likewise important.

 The third "lesson" was chosen by The Child and was additional repetition of each lower-case letter, without any prompting from the powers-that-be.

Cursive seems to be coming rather naturally to The Child, which makes teaching it all the easier.

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