I’m getting back in the saddle!
We’re going to be hosting a handwriting and cursive writing class for kids on Sunday, August 23, and I’m teaching! It’s like riding a bicycle, right?? 😉
While calligraphy is a beautiful art, cursive writing is skill that can be useful throughout someone’s life. These days, the debate on cursive writing being taught in schools can be heated, but whether or not your child’s teacher is teaching it, or if you feel strongly about your child learning, the fine motor skills of cursive writing can only be an asset. In many ways, there is a lot going on in a kid’s brain when they’re learning in school, and I think if they are confident in physical act of writing, then their brain can focus on learning the new ideas being taught.
Additionally, handwriting and cursive writing can be something that is relaxing and enjoyable. Smooth, flowing curves and even lines, the hope is that your child’s writing is something he or she can take pride in forming.
With school barrelling around the corner in September, this is a good way to flex those fingers and get writing again. This one hour class is a chance for your child to spend some time with a pen and paper, and to learn or practise some cursive writing.
Students need to be at least eight years old, and have mastered printing skills, ideally at least entering Grade 3 in the fall. Their printing writing doesn’t need to be neat or perfect, but they need to be able to print all of the letters confidently – they need to have mastered printing in order to be able to effectively learn a new way to write the letters.
This class is taking place from 2:00 – 3:00 pm on Sunday, August 23rd, 2015.
It’s free, and each student will receive a Platinum Preppy in his or her choice of colour. If your child has another pen, pencil or favourite fountain pen they’d like to use, please bring it along! Parents or care-givers are more than welcome to hang out around the shop, or grab a coffee in and around Leslieville and give your child a chance to just sit and have fun.
Space is limited, and you need to register to hold your child’s spot by sending us an email, giving us a call, or visiting us in-store. You will receive a confirmation email upon registration as well as an email reminder the week before the class. Please let us know in advance if there are any special needs or accommodations.
The goal here is to introduce or reinforce cursive writing skills and hopefully enjoy it! Practice makes perfect, though, and while I’m not giving homework, students should be able to go home and continue to practise some of these skills 😉
If all goes well, we may have more classes!