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

About Cheerful Cursive

Category Description for Traditional Style Handwriting Programs - Multi-Grade

Customer Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
16 Reviews
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My daughter had a hard time with cursive. She hated it! Then I decided to buy Cheerful Cursive for a change, hoping it would be better than the last workbook. My daughter loves it and asks to work on her cursive! Unbelievable! I like the systematic approach of learning curves/motions and then the letters come from that. It makes sense, and it makes it easier to put letters together into words. I really like this workbook and highly recommend it!
September 25, 2018
3 months ago
Very Satisfied
This is the best!
August 20, 2018
over 3 years ago
My daughter loves it
I'm using this with my 10yo, 4th grade daughter. She learned D'nealian first, and this is perfect! She's able to do this independently, and her cursive is really progressing nicely! I enjoy how the lessons are a bit varied, but predictable, and how they incorporate so many skills into a penmanship program! Great value for the price!
June 28, 2018
10 months ago
Slow and Steady
This is a nice easy introduction to cursive and easy for my son to do on his own. I've found another book I tried to use very difficult for independent work. This is slow and gradual and even has sentences written in cursive for the student to circle the letter they are learning. Love that you can practice reading it in words as you are learning the letter. Highly recommend.
February 25, 2018
10 months ago
Works well
It's working well. I only wish there was a table of contents which told me where each letter was taught.
February 3, 2018
11 months ago
My DS looks forward to this everyday!
Great way to teach cursive! Just 1 simple page a day is just enough practice to keep then wanting more.
September 25, 2017
1 year ago
Love it! Very easy to use with little parent involvement needed
December 4, 2016
over 2 years 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
over 3 years ago
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
over 3 years ago
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
over 3 years ago
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My daughters have loved this method! This is my third daughter to use it and she can't wait for it to come.
Justin L on Dec 11, 2018
Heart of Dakota curriculum
Amy D on Oct 10, 2018
My daughters have loved this method! This is my third daughter to use it and she can't wait for it to come.
Justin L on Dec 11, 2018
Love this book!
Lisa H on Dec 11, 2018
Heart of Dakota curriculum
Amy D on Oct 10, 2018
Perfect for teaching beautiful cursive writing to 1st grade and up. Not overwhelming. Lets students feel successful. They enjoy turning in quality work.
Karen C on Sep 27, 2018
Read a review
Melanie R on Sep 16, 2018
I have heard great reviews of this book to easily teach cursive. My child is excited to get started with it.
Kristi B on Sep 9, 2018
We have had great success in the past with Cheerful Cursive, we're purchasing our fourth workbook for our fourth homeschooler!
Jeanne R on Sep 4, 2018
For homeschooling use with 4th and 6th graders.
Rebecca S on Aug 23, 2018
heard about if from Heart of Dakota
Glenda M on Aug 14, 2018
All the good reviews.
User on Aug 8, 2018
Recommended by a friend
Mara B on Jul 7, 2018
Recommended by a homeschool mom for my daughter's cursive practice this summer.
Elizabeth T on Jun 23, 2018
A friend recommended this. It teaches both how to write AND how to read cursive.
Jenny H on Jun 1, 2018
The reviews led me to purchase this cursive book for my 2nd grader.
Bethany N on Mar 11, 2018
I've used this program previously with my daughter. It was simple to teach and learn. Given the success we had I've decided to go through it with my son
Amanda F on Feb 19, 2018
Jennifer C on Feb 9, 2018
My grandkids do not learn cursive in school. I want them to know it.
Jill W on Jan 16, 2018
I need an open and go cursive book. this one also goes over the different styles so the student can learn to read different kinds.
Kristina D on Jan 4, 2018
Friend's recommendation.
Bethany M on Nov 4, 2017
I really liked this years ago when teaching my older children. It was easy and light hearted with large writing spaces so children weren't intimidated by learning cursive.
Jozlyn S on Sep 25, 2017
I chose this as I bought my son's curriculum used and the teachers manual says that this is needed...Oh and quite a few reviews I have read said that they really enjoyed this as well.
Teresa K on Sep 25, 2017
we liked it with my daughter and am now buying it for my son
Kim W on Sep 20, 2017
Easy independent approach to cursive - no prep work for mom. Both my kids (boy and girl) have enjoyed using this.
Tisha F on Sep 17, 2017
4th grader needs a gentle appoach to continuing with cursive.
Julie T on Sep 12, 2017
Our curriculum recommended it.
User on Sep 5, 2017
This is a recommended part of our curriculum for our HS and we have heard so many great things about it
C R on Aug 25, 2017
Had great success with this writing course for my now 14 year old son...So it was a no brainer to be the course that we use for my 9 year old daughter.
Steve M on Aug 23, 2017
My 8 year old is eager to learn cursive and this program gets rave reviews. I have used A Reason for Handwriting in the past and didn't particularly like the transition from manuscript to cursive.
Carrie D on Jul 6, 2017
This will be the third time I've purchased this for my children. It has been the favorite resource I've found for teaching cursive. It was originally recommended to me by a friend.
Tiffany U on Jun 26, 2017
loved happy handwriting
Druanna K on Jun 15, 2017
Recommended by fellow parents.
Jennifer E on Jun 6, 2017
need to work on cursive with my dyslexic/dysgraphic student
Chantelle G on May 24, 2017
Heart of Dakota curriculum
Sue Ann P on May 18, 2017
My older son used this and we really liked it. Although a few of the capital letters were not taught the way I learned them, I just showed him the alternatives. He much prefers writing in cursive. I purchased another copy for my younger son for when he's ready.
User on Feb 18, 2017
I am excited to teach my eight and nine year old cursive handwriting and I am hoping this will capture their imagination and make the process fun instead of work!
Kelli B on Feb 17, 2017
I read a review on it on a homeschool blog. This looks easier than the others.
Tracy H on Jan 31, 2017
suggestion from friend
Kevin D on Jan 18, 2017
Simple layout and fantastically encouraging to see day by day understanding of cursive in young learners.
Katie L on Nov 28, 2016
We were recommended this from a fellow homeschool mama and our oldest daughter loved looking at her friend's.
Tiffany L on Oct 25, 2016
I used this program previously with older children. It is excellent. Easy to follow and inexpensive. Now using it again with younger two children.
Lisa F on Oct 22, 2016
This is our second Cheerful Cursive purchase. My older son loved it because it made learning cursive fun. He learned well and has beautiful penmanship (when he wants to ;-). It was also easy on this homeschool mom. Now son #2 is excited to learn cursive and I'm confident it will be another great experience!
Rebecca G on Sep 29, 2016
For my 2nd grader - we have used this for years with other kids.
Amy S on Aug 25, 2016
It was recommended by Heart of Dakota.
Michelle M on Aug 13, 2016
Rachel S on Aug 12, 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
Love this book!
Lisa H on Dec 11, 2018
Perfect for teaching beautiful cursive writing to 1st grade and up. Not overwhelming. Lets students feel successful. They enjoy turning in quality work.
Karen C on Sep 27, 2018
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.
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!
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.
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.
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