Teaching Cursive Writing to Kids is as Easy as ABC.

Written by: Wendy Smolen



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Cursive writing doesn’t have to be an either/or situation. Kids can be both computer savvy and cursive literate.

As parents, most of us grew up learning cursive writing around 3rd or 4th grade. Remember how adult it seemed when we first signed our signatures! But in today’s digitally dominated world, typing is more the norm; many schools are phasing out cursive writing, which is not required by the national educational Common Core Standards and is no longer considered a core skill. While technology has definitely revolutionized the way we--and our kids-- communicate, cursive writing should not be dismissed so easily. This diminishing skill has lots of benefits aside from signing your name! But classic cursive writing worksheets are notoriously repetitious and boring. Flycatcher’s smART sketcher 2.0 projector is a fun and easy way to teach cursive writing using both high-tech and high touch play---including cursive writing worksheets! That means that learning cursive writing doesn’t have to be an either/or situation. Kids can be both computer savvy and cursive literate.

Research studies indicate that cursive writing nurtures a child’s cognitive development, motor skills and the brain’s sensorimotor region.

Teach cursive writing using the smART sketcher 2.0 projector.

Make sure your smART sketcher 2.0 projector is set up properly.

Insert the cursive writing cartridge into the projector. Turn on the projector.

Position the smART paper under the light. Grab a pencil, crayon or marker.

Educator-vetted instructions will guide small hands to form letters correctly on the cursive writing worksheet. Lights, pictures and sounds encourage repetition.


  1. Start by having kids identify and then trace individual cursive letters. Encourage them to practice tracing and copying.
  2. Keep it fun by engaging multiple senses. Use different markers and crayons, writing letters in sand or even using shaving cream!
  3. Practice, practice, (patience), practice! Repetition helps to develop muscle memory and improve writing fluency. Provide plenty of extra cursive writing worksheets. Don’t expect perfection overnight!
  4. Once kids are proficient forming letters, gradually progress to forming simple words.

Kids learn when they play.

The well-documented Montessori method of teaching emphasizes the importance of learning through movement and the senses. Research corroborates the vital hand/brain connection, proving that new pathways in the brain develop as children use their hands to explore and interact with the world.

  1. Cursive writing engages multiple regions of the brain, promoting cognitive development. The fluid, continuous motion required in cursive writing stimulates neural pathways associated with learning, memory, and language processing.
  2. Cursive writing enhances fine motor skills, aiding in hand-eye coordination and dexterity. The intricate movements involved in forming each letter strengthen the muscles in the fingers and hands, supporting overall motor development. Cursive writing worksheets ensure correct letter formation and execution.
  3. Cursive writing is deeply rooted in history and tradition. By learning cursive, kids gain access to important historical documents such as the U.S. Constitution, handwritten letters, and personal legacies.
Cursive Writing For Kids

Paper isn't the only way to practice writing!

Use the smART sketcher 2.0 projector to make handwritten cookies and treats. It's a creative--and delicious-- way to use cursive writing!

Even though fast fingers and digital communication continue to shape the way we write and communicate, there’s still a place and need for cursive writing. This classic art form helps nurture cognitive development, enhance fine motor skills, and preserve a cherished aspect of our culture. Making learning to write in cursive fun is as easy as A,B,C when you use the smART sketcher 2.0 projector and the educator-vetted Cursive Writing cartridge.