Cheerful Cursive

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Item #: 018482
ISBN: 9780929223186
Grades: 2-4
Author: Mastery Publications Staff

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Publisher:Mastery Publications
Pub. Date: January 2004
Binding: Trade Paper
Language: English
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No more tears
My daughter is really enjoying learning cursive now thanks to the program. Some children might find the little animal friends too babyish, but it's just right for my third grader.
December 16, 2015
Purchased
8 months ago
Aptly named
My son has been wanting to learn cursive since before he could really write legibly in print, so he may be more "cheerful" about this than some children, but the tone of the book is very upbeat and pleasant, I think. I really like how the parts of the letter are broken down (into characters assigned to each stroke shape,) and that practice is given not just for writing cursive but for reading it as well, which can be more difficult. The only thing I would change is to have a traditional spiral binding rather than the plastic kind, because it won't lay flat if you want to fold it back on itself (to save desk space during use,) but that is minor. My son (8) says that compared with his old, abandoned cursive book this one explains things better, has more practice so you get better at it, and is more fun because of the "helpers" (stroke characters.)
February 6, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Cheerful Cursive was a fun way to introduce cursive to my child It was easy to use needing no teacher's manual or teacher preparation My nine year old free spirit creative child used it for her lessons without complaint and is now moving on to another series of practice books I plan on ordering a new Cheerful Cursive book for my seven year old who is wishing to learn cursive The letter mazes and cute characters will be perfect for him since he has some problems with fine motor skills Happy Handwriting also by Letz Farmer has helped him enjoy practice by making handwriting fun where it might have been otherwise been overwhelming We also enjoy the Christian content These books are worth every penny for their ease of use and the enjoyable learning experience they provide
September 12, 2007
"Cheerful Cursive is great because you get to meet your new letter friend while doing cursive" This is my 8 year old son's review Both my 6 and 8 year old have really loved this program since it has some interesting little activities like circling the new cursive letter reading a scripture etc They really preferred this over Pentime My only regret is there aren't more in this series We want more Cheerful Cursive!
March 4, 2013
When I first saw Cheerful Cursive at a home school fair I thought "There's no way I'll like anything called "Cheerful" cursive!!! However this is THE BEST cursive book! It was fun and made perfect sense - the letters were taught in just the right order I liked that it showed the letters in different styles of cursive so that after the child learns how to make the letter they are able to recognize the same letter written another way Cheerful cursive does everything right! It's been 5 years since my first child used it and I'm about the order it for my next one
September 14, 2009
Love this!
My 6th grader has really struggled to learn cursive but like Happy Handwriting when he has much younger, so when I saw this cursive program by the same folks, I decided to try it. He loves it & is enjoying learning cursive instead of balking every time it's time to work on it.
October 31, 2015
Purchased
11 months ago
Fun, easy way to learn cursive
My daughter is really enjoying learning cursive with Cheerful Cursive. There is just enough on each page to challenge her, but not so much that she gets weary of it.
October 15, 2015
Purchased
11 months ago
Much easier to understand and fun
My son does not like handwriting, his cursive is so much better than printing. He really enjoys this book.
November 9, 2015
Purchased
10 months ago
Good
I liked this book a lot, but I did copy the beginning pages down so that they matched the smaller size at the end of the book. I found this size provided a more natural movement for the hand/fingers. Other than that, I loved the actual script and the simpleness feel to the pages.
January 16, 2016
Purchased
8 months ago
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my second grade son is working on handwriting and is finally up to cursive in our home schooling.
Clifford F on Jul 14, 2016
This looks like a straightforward writing program. Simple, but effective.
Sara F on Apr 19, 2016
my second grade son is working on handwriting and is finally up to cursive in our home schooling.
Clifford F on Jul 14, 2016
It was recommended to me byy a homeschool mom...
Debra S on Jul 7, 2016
This looks like a straightforward writing program. Simple, but effective.
Sara F on Apr 19, 2016
It was recommended by a fellow homeschooler. We have completed one cursive curriculum and wanted more.
Eric L on Mar 9, 2016
I ordered some Heart of Dakota homeschool curriculum and they recommended this. My 3rd grade daughter loves it! She did 15 pages in the first afternoon she had it.
Kristina G on Feb 19, 2016
i read some really good reviews
Apryl F on Feb 14, 2016
My oldest child used this book and it is a fantastic blend of instruction in cursive and practice. Now the next two are going to be using it.
Stephanie H on Feb 14, 2016
Recommended by another user - my son loves it!
Emily F on Feb 2, 2016
This is the best cursive program I have found and have used it for 3 children so far.
Julie Y on Jan 10, 2016
It was cheap and matched the style of cursive we're currently using.
Rebecca C on Nov 14, 2015
It was recommended by other parents in a Facebook group.
Bridget P on Oct 21, 2015
A friend recommended
Elizabeth M on Sep 30, 2015
It was recommended to me byy a homeschool mom...
Debra S on Jul 7, 2016
It was recommended by a fellow homeschooler. We have completed one cursive curriculum and wanted more.
Eric L on Mar 9, 2016
can I duplicate pages for multiple students?
sheila b on Sep 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can. The copyright page in the book I have states "All purchasers may reproduce the workbook pages labeled 'reproduction restricted' for their immediate family only (not the general public/friends)." It also states "Public/private schools which charge tuition/receive funds may not reproduce any part of this workbook." Any page that your child would use to practice their writing is labeled 'reproduction restricted' allowing you to copy it for more than one homeschool student.
Which style of cursive is taught in this book. How is uppercase 'A' written in cursive in the book? Does uppercase cursive 'A' looks just like lowercase 'a' but bigger ?
A shopper on Mar 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the capital "A" looks like a bigger, lowercase "a", but they do include a chart showing other variations so students will be familiar with them when reading cursive. It's a fairly simple style overall, without lots of little loops. For example, capital "X" looks like a backwards, tilted back "S" with a line across it, rather than the number 96, as it does in a style with loops. Hope that helps!
Which style of cursive is taught in this book. How is uppercase 'A' written in cursive in the book? Does uppercase cursive 'A' looks just like lowercase 'a' but bigger ?
A shopper on Mar 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Capital A and the lowercase a look the same except for size. The top of the cursive a comes to more of a point rather than being rounded. Modern Cursive (D'Nealian} is the closest in style. There are a couple letters (capital T and F) that are slightly different. They carry the stroke through the "stem" of the capital letter. Also they give two options for the capital letter Q.
What cursive style does this workbook teach?
A shopper on Feb 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is considered a traditional style. The capital Q is O-shaped and shares other characteristics with a traditional program - slope, letter strokes, general appearance, etc.