Mastering Handwriting at Any Level

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My oldest three children have learned cursive after they knew manuscript, just like I did in school. However, our youngest daughter is one that I think may do better by learning cursive first or alongside manuscript. There are many reasons why I, and others, believe you should teach cursive early, if not first.

Teach manuscript/print and cursive at the same time. This new curriculum takes children from prewriting drills before jumping in to letters. ::

Although I didn’t teach my older three cursive first, I paid attention to their learning styles and have started them when I felt they were ready. But my youngest marches to the beat of her own drum. She doesn’t learn like the others and for months I have been stumped.

However, I think I have found the solution!

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A few weeks ago a reader asked if I knew of a curriculum that taught manuscript print alongside cursive. At the time, I didn’t know of of one, but told her that would be a great idea! So, I got to work and started planning out how I wanted to layout the curriculum. After long hours of work, it is finally finished and I am so proud!

This digital curriculum goes from prewriting, in the beginning stages of teaching your child how to properly hold a pencil, into manuscript and cursive writing side-by-side.

Just as I did with my Apples to Zebras curriculum, I do not introduce the letters in alphabetical order. Rather, I introduce them in an order I have seen effective in my own children. From the formation of the letters to the sounds they make, I believe this order works best.

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In this digital curriculum you will find:

  • Prewriting – I have several pages of lessons you can do with your child to help them work on their fine motor skills and pencil grip. I have included 24 pages of prewriting practice. From lines to shapes, your child will have plenty to practice and work on strengthening their pencil skills.
  • Lower- & Uppercase Letters – Not only do I combine the teaching of manuscript and cursive letters, I also teach the lower- and uppercase letters separate. I found that teaching my children the all lowercase letters first and then the uppercase it worked better for my children. However, some may choose to teach them together. They are grouped together in the pack, but can be used how you like.
  • Review Weeks – Every three weeks, I have included review sheets for each letter. You can use these weeks to reinforce the letters they have learned as well as time to work more on their fine motor skills, work on beginning sounds, play games that work on their letters…or whatever.
  • Additional vocabulary – At the end of the letter sheets, I have included words in both manuscript and cursive to help students begin working on making connections from letter to letter. These words correspond with the images I have on each letter, so there are two words per letter. Students will write them in both manuscript and print.

This 154-page digital curriculum costs just $15.99!


To download the Mastering Handwriting Digital Curriculum, simply add it to your cart, then checkout. Upon checkout, you will be added to my Weekly Newsletter list.

**I have had several inquires about why this is not available in a printed and bound version. I am sorry for the inconvenience. As much as I would like to, at this time I am not able to pay for the creating, binding and shipping of this product for every single customer. This is a DIGITAL product, no physical product will be shipped.**

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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet all her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating fun and engaging printables, unit studies and curriculum for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about marriage, parenting, and homeschooling all while maintaining her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers, where she shares free printables and resources from around the web as well as deals on curriculum and homeschooling resources. You can also keep up with her via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. Is this a program I download and print myself or is it an actual book that you send in the mail?

    1. It is a downloadable product. When you “purchase” it, there is a permission to print attached, so you can have it printed at any Office Max, Staples, etc.

      1. Can this be saved if we can’t print immediately?

        1. Yes it can! It will always be in your account and you can print at any time.

  2. Eager to get a look at this book!

  3. I am having trouble adding the book to the cart and getting through check out. i keep getting error pages and have to start over . I have tried about 5 times. is it my pc/connection, or is there a lot of traffic on your page at the moment?

    1. There has been a lot of traffic on the page since this posted yesterday. I have upgraded my site, but there are still times of high traffic. If you continue to get error messages, please send me and email and I will get back to you as soon as I can! mommi(at)inallyoudo(dot)net

  4. I am having a hard time adding it to cart

    1. Hi Sarah. Were you ever able to get it to work? The site has been extremely busy yesterday and today. If you’re still have trouble, please email me: mommi(at)inallyoudo(dot)net and I will be happy to help!

  5. I’d like to know if there is a cursive font that is very close to what you use here, so that I can create some copy work pages for my daughter. TIA!

    1. What kind of copywork are you interested in? I will be glad to put it in my schedule and create some for you if I can!

      1. Honestly, I’m not quite sure yet. I was planning on pulling passages from books we are reading to use for copywork.

  6. Am I able to download this book to my computer and only print the pages we need at the time? I am hoping this book will help my two students form their letters correctly instead of starting at different points. We are following Ambleside Online Year 1 Curriculum schedule and I am excited to fit this into our routine. I usually print any materials at home as we need them.

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