Public school no longer teaches cursive writing. My fith grader could not read or write cursive. Three weeks after purchasing this series she can read and write cursive! Our original constitution is in cursive! why would we ever stop teaching this skill?
I wish I had known about these products when my children were younger and when we first started home schooling. I would definitey have purchased the whole series of books, and used the books all the way through with their handwriting practice. We have enjoyed the scripture practice. Plus, the extra sheets at the back of the books can be saved, or sent to family, or friends to encourage them in their walk with the Lord. I highly recommend these products.
Wish I had used A Reason for Handwriting Cursive since the beginning. It doesn't have all the extra curly cues. I hate curly cues! I love that my son is writing scriptures instead of just words. A Reason for Handwriting does cost more than many handwriting workbooks, but it's worth it.
I had done Italic writing for years with my first two children and had been disappointed with the results. The other problem with using Italic is it made it difficult for them to read the writing of others who use a more traditional style of writing. I recently gave my 17 year old A Reason for Writing and the change was immediate. Her handwriting is lovely and legible. My 13 year old is also using it and she is personally pleased with the results.