Italic Handwriting Complete Set
This is a complete set of the whole Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting series including the Instructor's Manual and two desk strips (one manuscript and one cursive).
This package includes the following items:
Mom's horrible handwriting inspired us to use an italic handwriting program with our kids. It's difficult not to produce at least legible writing in Italics. Another plus is that manuscript flows into cursive - letters don't completely change, they just join. Not only does this seem sensible to us, but the many compliments the children have received on their handwriting have further encouraged us in this approach. (Children begin moving into cursive writing in Level C.) The last level gets into calligraphy toward the end. From there, follow up with a good calligraphy book for Jr. High/High School and continue handwriting as an art form! Instruction Manual applies to all levels.
These materials are specifically graded and include both instruction and practice.
I wanted to choose a penmanship program that produced nice handwriting and that made no bigger deal than it was worth... Some programs that are popular seemed to be overly remedial and overly thorough for my son's needs. Why present a bigger handwriting program to kids when all we want is a nice handwriting? No manipulatives to mess with, just a series of simple black and white workbooks. Understated, yet working like a charm.
Highly recommended for someone like my son - no special ability either directions, just your typical child who can use a better handwriting...which is most kids, really. One added bonus is that my handwriting has improved, too, because I now write diction sentences in Getty-Dubay italic font.
over 6 years ago