December 13, 2012

Renewed Affair with Cursive Writing

My mother was the first person who taught me and my sisters how to read. She also taught us how to write our names.

I don't know how old I was but I remember writing my name backwards. Instead of writing J-O-Y, I always end up writing it as Y-O-J. Then read it as JOY. I just couldn't get it quite right. My family ended up calling me YOJ. I like it though!

I eventually learned how to write my name correctly before I started 1st grade. Cursive writing that is. It was the only way I know how to write my name or anything for that matter. I used to love it!

By the time I was in college, I totally dropped cursive writing and write like so.

I also learned to capitalize everything, like so.

I have been alternately writing like these (1st and 2nd) for the past 15 years. Until two nights ago. I was taking notes while reading a book. For some reason, I just started writing in a cursive way. It was taking me longer to write but I liked how my writing looked.

So for this post, I practiced cursive writing again. Check this out!

I even practice writing the alphabet in lower and upper case.

When I start teaching my daughter (which is very soon) how to write her name, I will definitely teach her the cursive way of writing.

To those of you who are looking for free teaching materials (writing, english and math) for your little ones, check the site called Handwriting For Kids.

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