This book will help your child master writing letters in cursive. Your child will learn cursive letters in a step-by-step manner by practicing first with easy-to-write letters, like the letter c, and gradually progressing to more difficult letters, like the uppercase letter G. For additional guidance, your child will start by tracing thick letters on a colored background, then advance to tracing letters that are dotted lines on a white background, and eventually progress to tracing very faint dotted lines. Your child will be able to learn cursive letters at his or her own pace, and build a strong foundation for linking letters in cursive writing.
8 ¼ × 11 ⅔ inches. paperback. 80 pages. full color. US $7.95 / C $8.95
Good Basic Letter WritingThis is a great way to start incorporating the very basics of cursive letters. This book has a very simple easy to understand format . The way it’s put together , each page is fun yet not too distracting. Lightly colored photos and picture examples give it an extra touch .I included a few photos so you could visualize exactly what this book has in it .99 % of this workbook is tracing with the exception of the last couple pages in the review section . It’s a start , but I would encourage your child to try and write the letter themselves a couple times as well .The book itself is well made . Each page is thicker durable paper . The binding is very tight and the spacing for the letters is perfect . I also really like the Certificate Of Achievement on the last page . Children love to feel rewarded and mine is of no exception.My only last thought about this is that I would love to see this in a “tear out” format . It would just make it a bit simpler but that’s my personal opinion . Also it would be nice to have a spot for them to freehand write each letter .We are still very happy with this and will be getting the second book in this series when he completes this one .
Suzanne P –
Great for homeschooling/supplementing curriculumOur local schools only spend a very brief amount of time teaching cursive now, so I wanted to supplement that at home so my kids would be able to read our original historical documents themselves, rather than relying on other interpretations/translations; read geneological records; and have a decent signature. This workbook devotes one page each for uppercase and lowercase letters of the complete alphabet, as well as 2 words per each page that are spelled with that letter for examples on cursive connectivity. Each page starts with tracing the letter/words, then dashed guidelines, then space to write it. There are also review pages periodically scattered throughout the workbook. We lost the book while we were out and about 2 months ago, so I ordered the same book again, because it is such a fantastic teaching guide, as well as the cursive words workbook for extra practice.
D. A. J. –
Excellent bookMy eldest (6) is using this book for writing practice. I like this book very several reasons. The first is there is enough space to write the letters. Some books have children starting to write cursive much too small – this book allows the child to write at a comfortable size to truly get the letter formation under control. I also like that it allows a lot of tracing practice in the beginning. The letters proceed in a logical order and the book is interesting enough that is doesn’t seem like a “boring workbook chore” to do. Just doing a page every other day will have the child through the alphabet in a good amount of time.I do like the quality of the paper as well – tough enough to handle children that push a little too hard on the pencil in the beginning.The only “negative” is the binding is a bit tight on the book. I usually remove the pages to as to not have the binding frustrate my child. This would be a very big issue for a parent with a left handed child. Not bad enough for me to lower the score, but something I think I should mention.
Great for kids with fine motor needsMy daughter (7) struggles with forming her letters in manuscript. We moved to cursive in an attempt to help her hand move more fluidly and naturally. She definitely does better with cursive, especially when we incorporates this book. The letters are a larger font, which helps children who don’t have the fine motor skills yet to write as small as most other cursive programs. My four year old is also enjoying getting started with this book next. She is a lefty though, so I cut the pages out so she wouldn’t have to deal with the book seam. I actually took them out and put them in page protectors so both my girls could enjoy them using dry erase markers. I highly recommend this book.
She’s so excited to learnGot this for my granddaughter, to practice over the summer, hopefully it will give her a jump start on third grade. She seems so excited about learning to write in cursive.
Amazon Customer –
I started with word problems to see if they were a good fit & ended up ordering cursive lettersI bought the Kumon books for my 3rd grader so that he could have extra practice at home, and they are a HUGE success! I started with word problems to see if they were a good fit & ended up ordering cursive letters, reading, writing, multiplication, division & geometry/measurement. When he finishes these books, I will move him up to the Grade 4 workbooks! Thanks Kumon!
THIS ONE IS A WINNER!MY daughter was struggling writing cursive. I bought another fancy cursive book but it only confused her and made her disinterested. I had read the reviews and decided to buy this book since I’ve used Kumon books in the past. SHE LOVES IT! THE letters are large, clear, and easy for her her to trace. She’s excited once again about learning to write in cursive.
Great workbook, but we preferred the ‘Words’ companion bookThis book is well done, but my son prefers the companion book ‘Cursive Writing Words’ as he can practice letters and how they connect at the same time. We all learn differently, so if your child really needs to practice the letters alone, this book is excellent.
beginnerMy grandson is transferring to a school that uses cursive writing. His previous school did not teach cursive so he needed a crash course over the summer. Knowing the Kumon reputation, I decided to use one of their workbooks to help him get started. He enjoyed doing the work and he has a good base for further practice.
W W –
Best Kumon book out thereThis is, hands down, the best Kumon book I’ve seen. It’s attractive, easy to follow and well laid out. The letters are first done fairly large and then down sized; easier for small hands. I appreciated how the letters were arranged so that the shape of the first one could be applied to the second, etc. A good start for introducing a child to how to write well.
shopper in victoria –
An excellent book for learning to writeAn excellent book for learning to write. The first 36 pages are for practicing lowercase letters; pages 37-72 for practicing uppercase letters and pages 73-76 for review. Saying the sound of each letter you trace will also help in reading the words at the end of the page. Very pleased with this purchase.
Great kid-friendly, easy to use independentlyMy 4 year old is using this as an introductory to writing and starting cursive. She is an average kid and loves the way the worksheets guide her along. I have to stop her from doing too many at once! I want the book to last a while!!
Four StarsWould’ve loved more advanced practice. But good still
Rachel B. –
Wonderful pagesMy five year old son loves his cursive writing book, it works perfect for him.
Good WorkbookThis was a good intro to cursive for my 7 year old. He did well with it and couldn’t wait to get the “Writing Cursive Words” book next.
Met Our ExpectationsMy child enjoyed the worksheets and loves the certificate of completion. The book served its purpose in meeting my child’s desire to learn cursive.
Lori T. –
My 6 year old loves to do this book. …My 6 year old loves to do this book. She asks if she can do it. When she is done I will give her the Cursive Writing Words from Kumon.
L C –
Don’t even think about it, just buy it! SO worth it…Great tool for kidsBought it for my daughter and she fell in loveI’m happyKumon never disappoints
Good book for cursive writing practiceBought this book for my 8 year old who wanted to practice her cursive writing. The exercises are appropriate and she particularly likes the tracing examples given.
Austin Reader –
Letter shapes not goodI’m disappointed with this book. The letters don’t have leading strokes. For example, the letter ‘a’ starts at the top, rather than at the bottom of the line with a lead in stroke. I wouldn’t have bought this if I could have seen the pages inside. Of course, the book is pretty; it’s Kumon.
Molly G. –
Five StarsGreat book especially since they don’t teach cursive in school anymore.
Maellen Bradshaw –
Kumon Cursive Writing LettersThis has really helped my 7 year old’s cursive writing! He is getting better and better using it and every Kumon book I have bought has immensely helped him.
Tool Guy –
Five StarsChild easily and quickly learned cursive with this book.
Kumon books are great!Great introduction to cursive writing. My kid loves it.
Amazon Customer –
Five StarsSummer Learning made fun.
Guaranteed purchase –
Five StarsItem received in brand new condition. Thank you.
Hands in many pies –
Five StarsNeat and colorful
XOXO Gi-Gi –
Five Starsgreat book!
queen elaine –
One StarNot enough practice of letters
elias i garcia –
He seems to enjoy it, therefore I might not even bother teaching …I have a three year old son who has been watching his older sister using this Kumon book and decided he wanted to do it as well. I use document protectors so I can reuse the pages with him and he has been writing in it faithfully every day. He seems to enjoy it, therefore I might not even bother teaching him manuscript handwriting.
Too elementaryThis book is almost entirely tracing and does not allow for the child to write the letters on their own, much less connect letters to create words. As soon as you are finished with this “learning cursive” book, you will need to purchase another “learning cursive” book. Recommend you skip this book and find one that accomplishes tracing and freehand in one book.
Excelente recurso para quienes comienzan a aprender letra cursiva.Esta muy práctico para quienes comienzan apenas a aprender cursiva. Excellent resource for beginners. My kids love this book.
Good WorksheetKumon books are always good for teaching kids. My kid was struggling to write cursive letters. After trying this workbook, she improved her cursive writing skills.
Just I was looking for!I browsed online for cursive handwriting practice but all was too old fashioned and not keeping with the school’s style. This is just great and easy to practice so my 5 year old doesn’t get frustrated. It starts off with the letter then also how the letter joins into a word. I will be photocopying this so he can keep practicing throughout the year.
Amazon Customer –
Love it!Very good to work on only if your child shows interest in cursive writing.
A and C –
not enough practicevery nice graphics, large fonts, and because of that you only get to practice the letters a few times and have to move on to the next. ok for a taste of cursive, but not enough to really know it by heart. i bought another cursive writing book to give her more practice.its nicely presented, my daughter enjoyed it but it does not meet my expectation.
Jackie Bedford –
ExcellentOrdered this for my son who is the youngest in his year and struggling with his writing. This has definitely helped him. Which in turn has helped his confidence.
Good oneGood for child for practicing
Márcio André Almeida Coutinho –
Opção certa para entreter as criançasO livro é muito didático, possui boa qualidade de impressão e as crianças adoram!
A. Henry –
Easy to useThis book is a great way to introduce cursive writing, it’s very good.
Anne Gannon –
) I bought this book in the hope that it might be something I could recommend to parentsI am a Kumon instructor in the UK and often get asked by parents for materials to help their children with cursive writing. (Kumon English worksheets do not cover this, as our emphasis is on reading and comprehension, rather than handwriting. Also, any style we adopted could be at odds with the style a child uses in school.) I bought this book in the hope that it might be something I could recommend to parents. However, the style of writing used is unlike any I have ever seen used in a British school. There are a lot more loops and the formation of some letters is frankly bizarre! e.g. there is virtually no difference between q and g and a capital Q looks like a 2. As this book is produced by Kumon North America, it may reflect the style of writing used in schools in the USA, but I would not recommend it for use by British children.
Peter Smith –
NOT SUITABLE FOR THE U.KIt’s great the book is available to buy, but it’s definitely not suitable for the U.K. Please see couple of examples in attached pictures. G and s, z in particularly look like something I’ve never seen before.
I love itBest
Amazon Customer –
Two StarsNot worth buying
Amazon Customer –
simple overpriced bookThis is a simple book of handwriting that kumon has put it’s label on and overpriced. U might as well buy a book like this from your local store at a much cheaper price