Blog article by Ruth Miskin
What is cursive handwriting?
‘Cursive’ or ‘joined-up’ handwriting is any style of writing where letters are joined to make writing faster.
Formal cursive joins all letters with strokes leading to and from each letter. Children are usually taught to join letters from the beginning.
Casual cursive is a combination of joins and pen lifts. Children are taught individual letters with correct formation, orientation and the correct size relative to one another before learning to join letters.
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