When you think of the long lost arts, what do you think of? Does the art of cursive cross your mind? CursiveLogic is helping to make sure that this in fact, does not become a long lost art!
We were able to check out the CursiveLogic Workbook as part of this review, and after reading about how simple it would be to learn the art of cursive, I decided that this might just be the thing to help Moe Man finally learn how to write in cursive.
What It Is
CursiveLogic is a simple spiral bound workbook that packs a lot of punch for its little size! There are just over 95 pages of learning in this book. You have your lessons, but you also have 3 laminated pages that will allow your child unlimited practice in mastering the basic steps of CursiveLogic.
CursiveLogic was started when a 23 year old student named Josh wanted to learn cursive, but at the age of 23, most people thought it was too late to teach this student. When Linda sat down to see what she could do to help this student learn this basic way of writing, she found that cursive could be taught in 4 simple categories. She found that instead of teaching 26 letters, you could teach children these simple steps and all the letters would fall into place from there.
This one book, is all you need to teach your child how to write cursive, and after lesson one, they will have already learned enough to write simple words in cursive, talk about incentive!!
How We Used This
Ok, so cursive for an 8th grader is interesting to say the least. He wants to learn, but feels too old to learn. I made Moe Man work on the lessons at his own speed, and loved the hidden smiles (he’s a 14 year old boy) when he got it!
Lessons are simple, they start out with teaching and reviewing the shapes and then practice, practice and practice some more. Once your child has mastered all four shapes, they are ready to go out into the world and write in cursive!
We took our time with Moe Man and took the lessons a little slower. He has always struggled with the fin motor skills, so spacing out the work, worked for him perfectly.
What We Thought
I loved this program. I found It to be simple, yet effective. Moe Man learned how to write in cursive, after being told he wouldn’t be able to, so to me that is a huge thumbs up! I loved the color coding in helping to teach the kids, Orange oval, etc… This made it easy to talk about where he was struggling, and to help him visually see the different parts of the letters. (Color coding is awesome for kids with certain learning disabilities).
Moe Man loved feeling accomplished almost immediately and that led him to work harder the next day. He loved that I was able to print up some extra practice sheets when he learned all the parts, so that he could practice just a little more before going crazy in the real world writing.
I loved listening to Moe Man using the catch phrases to remember each stroke. These phrases really helped to cement in his mind what he was learning. He thought it was funny and unneeded when learning to write, but I catch us both using those phrases as we write now. Yes, I am saying these simple phrases when I use cursive too, that is how catchy they are!
If you have a student who is “too old” to learn cursive, or a student who is too challenged by the traditional ways of learning cursive, I would suggest that you check out CursiveLogic. This worked for us, and I have a good feeling it will work for you too!