Summer Break is almost here and it is extremely important that you practice writing in cursive over the Summer. Practice makes perfect, and on the flip side, if you don’t practice your cursive writing skills over the Summer you are likely to forget how to write several of the letters. So what I recommend is looking at the cursive writing chart and writing at least one word that begins with a capital letter and one word that begins with a lower case letter. Make sure you do that every day. You can start with the letter A and work your way through the alphabet. Then circle back around and start all over again. This extra practice will keep your skills sharp so you won’t forget how to write in cursive.
Here’s the cursive writing chart again for your reference.
Spring is almost here. This is how you write Spring in cursive.
When writing any season in cursive always remember to capitalize the first letter. In the word “Spring” you need to capitalize the letter “S”. Since the cursive “S” ends up on the left side of the letter after you draw it, you do not have to connect the “S” to the next letter, the “p”. Start at the bottom line and draw the letter p and connect all the lower case letters ending with the “g”. Then dot your “i” and you are finished. Practice writing the word “Spring” over and over until you master it. Then for extra practice, try writing the words Summer, Fall, and Winter in cursive.
When you are learning to write the months in cursive, November can be one of the toughest ones to learn. Take a look at the image below.
To draw the word November in cursive you need to start with the capital N, flow into the lower case o, follow through with the v, to the e, the m, come up above the middle line but not all the way to the top with your lower case b, swing back through with the e, and finish with an r that curves back up to the middle line at the end.
Since November has a “v”, an “m”, and a “b”, I would consider it the hardest month to write in cursive. To master writing this word in cursive the best way to do it is look at the image above and write it over and over again. Practice makes perfect.
How to draw a cursive B:
Drawing a cursive B can be tricky for people just learning the cursive alphabet. At first glance the upper case B and lower case b appear quite different but if you step back and look at regular bs they are actually quite similar.
This is how to draw an upper case B, otherwise known as a capital B, in cursive.
You start by drawing a line southwest with a slight angle. Then you go to the top and make a 3 to connect the lines. Then swing back with a small arc. Some people connect the top and bottom of the slanted line while others start just below the top and finish just below the bottom.
Now, for the lower case b in cursive…
To draw a lowercase b in cursive, otherwise known as a small b, you start by making a vertical loop (much like a cursive l) and you bring it back up and almost connect it to the loop near the middle dotted line. Then you swing it back out to the right so it can be connected to the next letter in a word. Some people connect it to the loop and some people leave a small gap like the one in the image of the small cursive b above. Like all the letters in the cursive alphabet, the more practice you do writing in cursive the better and smoother your letters will be, and good penmanship can make a great first impression. That’s it for the cursive b. Tomorrow we will draw a cursive C.
Learning how to write in cursive was my biggest fear when I was in second grade. But when I learned how to write my first cursive letter I had an enormous sense of pride. Cursive writing was a big deal back then, much more so than it is today. In fact, more and more states are now making cursive writing non-mandatory in elementary schools and are focusing on printing and typing skills instead. I think that is a travesty and there is still a need for the art of writing in cursive. With the lack of attention in schools I feel it is imparative that our children learn how to write the entire cursive alphabet on their own or with outside help. That’s why I started this cursive handwriting blog, and that’s why I will continue to educate kids on proper cursive handwriting technique. Time permitting, I will start with a cursive upper case A and a cursive lower case a and go through the entire alphabet all the way through cursive upper case Z and cursive lower case Z. Please check back each day for new posts and I will cover each letter in detail. Thank you and good luck with your cursive!
Here is a cursive chart you can reference in the mean time if you need any special help with any of the letters.
Most people have the most trouble with the upper case cursive G the Upper case and lower case cursive Q, the upper and lower case cursive S and the upper and lower case cursive z. But just keep practicing and you’ll get them down pat in no time flat!