cursive writing

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

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 lower case 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 letters v and y in cursive?

This video guides us through writing lower case alphabets (letters) in cursive. Lower case letters are also known as close letters. Writing lower case letters starts by leaving a small gap. 

The best way to begin writing letters v and y in cursive is to trace them and then write them on paper. In this video lesson, we will learn to write cursive v and cursive y belonging to the hump family. Letters v and y are introduced as violet and Yoda.

  • To write cursive v, begin the stroke from the bottom line, move up to the top line. Make a hump and bring your stroke to the bottom line. Again moves to the top line by creating a downward hump. After reaching the top line, finish the stroke by leaving a tail out.
  • To write cursive y, begin the stroke from the bottom of the line to the middle line. Make a hump and bring the stroke to the bottom of the line as shown in the video. Again moves to the top and falls below the bottom line. Make a quick loop to the right at the bottom of the letter to either close it or connect it to the next.

The cursive writing lesson helps in improving the child’s reading and writing ability. 

Watch the video to know more about how to write cursive letters v and cursive y using hump stroke. Repeat this activity by asking the child to practice v and y alphabets in cursive, as shown in the video.


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

Elementary | Language | Cursive writing v and y (English) |


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