Even if you've never taught handwriting, you'll find the Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series easy to follow and full of step-by-step guidance, tips, and creative practice materials. Each of the eight books in the series has been designed to utilize the child's natural curiosity and thirst for learning. The unique Look-Plan-Practice" approach to self-assessment enhances legibility while empowering the child encouraging responsibility for his or her own progress.
Why Italic Handwriting? In short, italic handwriting is:
Legible Italic letterforms are uncluttered (no loops!), even when written rapidly.
Logical The transition from printing to cursive is straightforward and intuitive. Letter shapes remain the same from basic italic to cursive italic, eliminating the abrupt leap from "ball and stick" to looped cursive seen in other programs.
Easy to Write The elliptical shapes and strokes of italic conform to natural, rhythmic hand movements. The letters are formed easily and quickly.
Easy to Teach The Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series provides a clear, concise, step-by-step approach with opportunity for lots of practice.