Where keyboards and touchscreens dominate our communication, homeschool families might consider learning to write in cursive an optional educational endeavor. However, there's still a great need for students to learn the art of cursive writing. Beyond its aesthetic appeal and a student's ability to read historical documents, cursive writing actually offers several cognitive benefits. Research suggests that it can enhance fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, reading comprehension and more. That's why we're thrilled to introduce Master Books' Catch on to Cursive homeschool curriculum—a structured and enjoyable approach to mastering cursive script for students in grades 3 through 6, with a separate schedule available for older students. In this post, we will share why this unique curriculum works so well for homeschool families.
Unlocking the Joy of Cursive Writing
Catch on to Cursive is a comprehensive 36-week course designed to make learning cursive accessible and enjoyable for learners of all ages. With two schedules tailored for younger and older students, this curriculum caters to a wide range of learning needs and preferences.
Gentle Approach, Lasting Impact
One of the standout features of Catch on to Cursive is its gentle approach to learning. The lessons are carefully crafted to be just the right length to maintain a student's attention without overwhelming them. Homeschool parents praise the curriculum for its effectiveness in teaching cursive in a gentle, stress-free manner. With just enough practice to solidify learning without excessive repetition, students can progress through each lesson, building confidence along the way.
Fun and Innovative Learning
Learning cursive with Catch on to Cursive isn't just about writing—it's an adventure! The curriculum incorporates engaging activities and exercises designed to strengthen hand muscles and improve coordination. Drawing inspiration from the analogy of fishing, students embark on a journey of discovery, with extra fishing information and physical activities sprinkled throughout the curriculum. From fun worksheets to creative exercises, Catch on to Cursive makes learning cursive an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Nurturing Spiritual Growth and Character Development
In addition to teaching cursive writing skills, Catch on to Cursive integrates spiritual growth concepts and Scripture throughout the curriculum. Through fishing-related terms and themes, students are reminded of God's presence and His call to be fishers of men. Character-building concepts, such as perseverance, are woven into every lesson, nurturing not only academic growth but also moral and spiritual development.
Endorsed by Homeschool Moms
Homeschool parents across are raving about Catch on to Cursive. From its thorough review of concepts to its user-friendly format, this curriculum receives high praise from parent educators and students alike. Homeschool moms report that their children eagerly anticipate their cursive lessons each day, and many students find joy in a subject they once dreaded. With Catch on to Cursive, learning cursive becomes a rewarding journey of discovery and growth.
In conclusion, Catch on to Cursive offers homeschool families a comprehensive and enjoyable way to master the art of cursive writing. With its gentle approach, engaging activities, and spiritual insights, this curriculum not only equips students with valuable penmanship skills but also fosters a whole child development approach which is an integral part of the Master Books Method of Education. If you're looking to add cursive writing to your homeschool curriculum, look no further than Catch on to Cursive—it's sure to be a homerun in your homeschooling journey!