cursive writing

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

Cursive is a very effective method to improve handwriting. It is quick, versatile, and elegant. If the letters are formed accurately and joined properly, this writing style reflects as one of the most striking ones. Simply writing the basic cursive alphabet is the first step in learning cursive writing. Let the child practice cursive on regular paper with a pencil to keep things simple and easy.

Handwriting practice helps in strengthening the finger muscles and developing fine motor skills. It also helps the child to develop and practice hand-eye coordination.

 Writing a lowercase English alphabet in cursive is done by forming a stroke. Therefore, we learn to write cursive letters according to the stroke family

 How to Write the Letters v and y in Cursive?

 In this video lesson, we will learn to write cursive v and cursive y. These 2 letters belong to the hump family and these letters are introduced as Violet and Yoda.

 The letter v is the middle zone letter which means it lies between the headline and the baseline, whereas the letter y is the lower zone letter, which means the letter lies between the headline and the bottom line.

  • To write cursive v: Begin with the baseline. Make an under-curve towards the headline. Bring the stroke to the baseline with a downward curve or a hump and go back to the headline with an under-curve or a downward hump. Form a loop to the left and join the headline. After reaching the top line, finish the stroke by leaving a tail out.
  • To write cursive y: Begin the stroke with the baseline to the middle line. Make an under-curve or a hump and move toward the headline. Bring the stroke to the baseline with a downward curve or a hump and go back to the headline. Bring back the stroke to fall below the bottom line and form a loop towards the left as shown in the video. Take the stroke in a slant stroke till the baseline. Leave the stroke, a little above the baseline, with a connector on the right side to end the letter or to join other cursive letters. 

 Watch the video to learn more about how to write cursive letters v and cursive y using the right stroke. Repeat this activity by asking the child to practice v and y alphabets in cursive and  help them write the letter in proper flow and accurately.  

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


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