Handwriting - Teach Cursive and Manuscript Handwriting
Handwriting for kids. Free cursive handwriting and manuscript
worksheets and fonts for
homeschool children's practice or
D'Nealian alphabet and other handwriting styles.
Find your area of cursive and printing needs in the
handwriting resources below.
12 Rules for Good Cursive Handwriting
Many people do not know that 'Cursive' just means
It is not the name of any particular style. This cursive
handwriting page gives a good overview of writing
your kids will like, too.
to Teach Handwriting
Teaching cursive handwriting is fairly
easy for the teacher. Helping the student sit up right and holding
the writing tool whether it is a pencil, pen or wether writing
There are four components to handwriting, whether a child is
learning to print the letters or write in cursive "joined up":
- correct letter formation
- uniform letter size
- uniform slant
Fonts - Styles of
EFI makes and sells D'Nealian ®-style, Zaner-Bloser ©-style,
Handwriting Without Tears (TM)-style, Harcourt Brace ®-style,
Peterson Directed Handwriting ©-style, McDougal, Littell
©-style, Getty-Dubay Italic (TM), SSD, and Palmer style
handwriting fonts. Commercial site.
Windows true type font (.ttf) to download directly from this
link. Jardotty is a dotted alphabet good for creating your own
traceable handwriting worksheets. Created by Christopher Jarman.
(Repaired version for
Windows XP - Thank you, Jeff Welch!)
Windows true type font (.ttf) to download directly from this
website. Christopher Jarman cursive handwriting font. The solid
line version of Jardotty.
Kids Fonts -
writing help for homeschoolers.
Whether you are homeschooling, or are just tired of the prepackaged
worksheets available to early-childhood educators, Kids Fonts
is here to help! Handwriting help for homeschoolers.
Learning Cursive Handwriting
Commercial site: Fontmenu.com Cursive Handwriting typeface offers
the possibility to create exercises that follow the guidelines
of the D'Nealian ® approach to cursive handwriting.
Learning Curve BV / Learning Curve BV Dashed
Learning Curve BV contains two versions, one is plain and the
other dashed. This font also contains a set of dingbats that
helps with practicing elements of cursive writing.
Solid and dashed. From Blue Vinyl Fonts, which has lots of nice,
free fonts for writing and other uses as well.
Mac & Win. Commercial. Block Letters and Cursive Handwriting
typefaces enable any computer user to create exercises that follow
the guidelines of the D'Nealian ® or the Zaner-Bloser ®
approach and letter forming teaching techniques.
History of Handwriting
Designed to give an introduction to writing systems, which hopefully
will tantalize the reader into searching for more information
on the web or in books and publications.
Tip: When creating worksheets for lefties,
put the samples across the top, not down the left side.
Left-Handed - Are you left handed?
We are a group of left-handed people providing products and information
to make life a bit easier for left-handers around the world and
campaigning to promote awareness, acceptance and empathy for
left-handers. The accident rate for left handed people is much
higher than for right handed people. Also, did you know left
Ergonomics - The Position Skills
Excellent page, with animated illustrations to help a right handed
tutor understand how to instruct a young left handed person.
Cursive and DKR Cursive
These fonts are patterned after the handwriting methods in the
workbooks "Cursive Writing Skills," by Diana Hanbury
King. Ms. King has produced both a Right-handed Edition and a
Left-handed But Not Left Behind
Author Annie Thomassen was a homeschool Mom for 9 years. During her daughter's education she was also completing her undergrad degree, and researching left-handedness. She realized that there was very little out there on teaching a lefty, so she developed a writing method to teach her daughter. This ebook is the result.
The Left-Handed Child in a Right-Handed World
Tips on how to figure out if a child is left handed and how to
teach him how to write. By Clinton Hackney, Ed. D., Language
Arts Consultant, Zaner-Bloser.
Accommodations and Modifications for Students with Handwriting Problems and/or
Many students struggle to produce neat, expressive written work,
whether or not they have accompanying physical or cognitive difficulties.
They may learn much less from an assignment because they must
focus on writing mechanics instead of content.
Often, dysgraphia is misunderstood. Parents and teachers may
think you are lazy or that you don't care about neatness. This
means you have to try even harder to show that you do care.
Using Sensory Integration Strategies to Improve Handwriting.
Students with difficulties in sensory processing, sensory awareness,
and/or perceptual skills usually have handwriting problems.
Pocket Full of Therapy
Sells writing paper and graph paper with raised lines so that
sensory learners can "feel" their way along as the
Addressing Envelopes Practice
Print out these envelopes and stamps to use to practice addressing
and stamping envelopes correctly.
The Amazing - Incredible Handwriting Worksheet Maker
Allows you to formulate a worksheet with your child's name or
a short sentence in any of 5 fonts, manuscript or italic.
Build a Handwriting Activity
Create your own worksheet with this form from EdHelper. Supports
printing, cursive and D'Nealian.
Commercial site. Handwriting exercises to music to improve small-muscle
skills and eye-hand coordination. Good for aural learners young
D'Nealian alphabet worksheets
Learn and practice manuscript handwriting featuring fun coloring page images. These are suitable for preschool, kindergarten and early elementary.
Donna Young's Handwriting Paper
A series of graded lined paper .pdf files with a wide variety
of uses for free writing practice. Some have space at the top
for a picture.
Jan Brett's Alphabet Line Bulletin Board Set
Jan has such a charming set of alphabet posters, you'll want
them to decorate your room. They are in traditional, cursive
and modern manuscript.
Free Handwriting Worksheet
Printable worksheets from ABC Teach.
Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting
Sample worksheets in Acrobat format. Information on ordering
the whole series.
Handwriting For Kids
Each lesson is featured on its own page, and kids are shown in
simple steps how to write the numbers, letters, and sentences.
Kids can trace uppercase and lowercase letters, and even blank
sheets are provided for kids to practice more before their next
Handwriting Practice Sheets
These sheets may be printed and reproduced by parents, guardians,
and teachers for home or classroom use. Donna Young's collection.
Handwriting Sample Lessons
Zaner-Blosser. The importance of choosing an effective handwriting
curriculum cannot be underestimated. It's a choice that will
shape a child's habits and abilities for life.
Some pretty basic worksheets for beginning printers. One in Zaner
Manuscript Hand Writing
Letter introduction goes along with the book, Teach
Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. On Donna Young's