Steps4Kids to Write Cursive is a wonderful DVD that
demonstrates and explains each upper and lowercase letter in the
alphabet. It also explains the rules of cursive and how to connect
the letters. It is a great way to teach cursive to a visual learner.
This is how my students operate best -- by watching and listening.
There is some fun to be had here too. There is a break every little
bit with a collage of pictures that reminds me of the "I Spy" games.
The student has a limited time to list all the items he or she
sees that start with the letters just previously learned.
The DVD is about an hour in length but can be viewed in smaller
segments to give plenty of time for individual practice. The company's
website offers tips for using the DVD. Writing templates are available
for download, along with some sample games.
This DVD is perfect for my homeschool because both my girls learn
well by this method. They can sit with their headphones on and
practice as they watch the DVD. It keeps their attention and is
visually appealing. I highly recommend this for any homeschool
program with a 4 to 7-year-old that is learning to write cursive.