cursive writing

This language lesson is designed for 6 to 12-year-old children to guide them on how to write English alphabets o and d in cursive.

In our previous video lesson, we introduced you to the c family of cursive letters, and how to write letters c and a in cursive. This video extends by introducing more alphabets in the c family, i.e. letters o and d in cursive. 

Cursive letters are written in different shapes with different strokes. Practicing these strokes helps in many ways, such as strengthening the finger muscles and developing fine motor skills. It also helps the child to develop hand-eye coordination.

How to Write the Letters o and d in Cursive?

In this video lesson, we will learn to write cursive o and cursive d. These 2 letters belong to the ‘c’ family and are introduced as Oscar and Dana.

The letter o is the middle zone letter which means it lies between the headline and the baseline, whereas the letter d is the upper zone letter which means the letter starts from the baseline and goes to the top line through the headline.

  • To write cursive o: Begin with the baseline. Make an under-curve towards the top line. Now falls down as a left half circle till the baseline. Now move again to the top line with a right-half circle. Turn the stroke to the left to form a small loop and leave the stroke with a connector towards the right side to join other cursive letters.
  • To write cursive d: Begin with the baseline. Make an under curve from the baseline to the headline. Fall down the stroke with a downward curve to the baseline and take the stroke slant to the top line. Comes down to the baseline as a long down curve. Leave the stroke with a connector to end the letter or to join other cursive letters.

Watch the video to learn more about how to write cursive letters o and cursive d using loop stroke. Repeat this activity by asking the child to practice o and d alphabets in cursive, as shown in the video.

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Video Created by: Jodi Qualters  (Montessori in the Park, Goodyear, Arizona)


  • cursive writing
  • Elementary
  • English
  • Language