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Cursive has some basic forms: lines (t, u, w, v, i), loops (b, e, f, h, j, k, l, p, q), humps (a, c, d, g, h, k, m, n, o, v, x, y, z). Of course, many of them are combinations of those three forms. There are also directional shifts and puzzling non-shifts (think f, g, q, z) Cursive requires stopping and starting within a letter (think a, c, d, etc.), crossing midlines which may not have been mastered (think, b, f, g, h, etc.) and recognizing beginning and ending (picking up pencil/pen and moving a space to start another word). When you are writing, you do not think about it at all, but a child must remember: sound-symbol association (letters and sounds and then within that, the correct letter combinations and in which order), letter and sound sequences (gril/girl and brid/bird are frequent errors for elementary and middle school (sometimes high school) students, and then letter formation. Without a lot of repetitive practice, guess what loses? Cursive writing.
Fortunately, this is not the case with home schooling. When your child has finished his work, reward him by letting him do something he enjoys. If you need to keep your child occupied while you are working with one of your other children, have certain educational things your child can be doing such as building with Legos, educational computer games, reading a book, or puzzles -- whatever your child enjoys.
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