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For children learning to write — adults wanting to teach handwriting
With Schoolhouse Fonts you can create your own custom handwriting instruction worksheets, and if you think about it, handwritten worksheets for ANY subject (how fun!):
The Schoolhouse Fonts supplement the two most popular methods used to teach handwriting in the U.S today: Zaner-Bloser®* and D’Nealian®**. Each of the two font families includes up to 22 different variations, using arrows, dot and lines, cursive and connected cursive. I think the connection ability is pretty cool!
For free demos click here.
For a video on creating handwriting worksheets click here.
Here are some basic guidelines for creating and using handwriting worksheets for children (taken from the Schoolhouse Fonts website) —
Schoolhouse Fonts, a fun addition to your homeschool program!
*Charles Zaner and Elmer Bloser founded the Zaner-Bloser® Company. In 1904, they published the Zaner Method of Arm Movement, developed especially for elementary-aged children. The upright style of the printed letters helps children learn to read and write more quickly, since that style matches most children’s books.
**A newer method of teaching penmanship was developed in the mid-1970’s by Donald Neal Thurber, and introduced in 1978 as D’Nealian Handwriting. It uses slanted letters to teach printing, in order for children to transition more easily to cursive writing. If your child is dyslexic, you might want to consider this method.