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#26 MooGuru

Posted 30 June 2019 - 04:04 PM

This thread is giving me flashbacks to the nightmare of getting my pen licence.

#27 Squeekums The Elf

Posted 30 June 2019 - 04:28 PM

 MooGuru, on 30 June 2019 - 04:04 PM, said:

This thread is giving me flashbacks to the nightmare of getting my pen licence.
I write in pen illegally to this day lol

#28 kimasa

Posted 30 June 2019 - 04:33 PM

I was the last in my class to get my pen license. Why my brain chooses to remember that, I have no idea.

#29 Christmas tree

Posted 30 June 2019 - 04:46 PM

I learnt vic cursive. I still dislike the way it does b, k and p. But i do use it if in a hurry. It is faster just not as neat or pretty.

#30 atthebeach

Posted 30 June 2019 - 05:18 PM

you can get writing books with 24mm lines and 18mm lines that have "grass, ground, sky" colours to help with letter formation. i'm in vic and very frustrated with the vic cursive that is taught in foundation. it hasn't helped either of my kids. there is a lazy 8 writing exercise on youtube that i have found very useful, but have had to re-teach my kids not to write p, b and z using the vic cursive style.

#31 jewel2

Posted 30 June 2019 - 05:27 PM

Glad I am not the only one who think Victoria cursive is horrid.

I write cursive but the letter b is a one that irritates me. I was taught cursive in Europe and the weird b is the first time I have ever seen a b formed like this. I do not think anyone in Europe would recognise is as a b.

My partner is a teacher and he is teaching my son to write the b the normal way as he feels it could be hard to read and mistaken for a letter L.

#32 Thylacine

Posted 30 June 2019 - 05:58 PM

Just thought I'd add that Officeworks sell activity books using vic cursive, in case that's something you want to try over the holidays OP

#33 got my tinsel on

Posted 30 June 2019 - 06:01 PM

I always write in cursive.  I was taught Modified Cursive in NSW in the 1960s.  It is sooooo much faster as you do not need to keep lifting your pen.

As far as pen licenses are concerned we weren't allowed to use ball point pens until we had mastered nib pens with ink!

When DD started learning script (NSW Foundation) I was horrified - some letters are script and some normal printing.  Awful, awful, awful!

#34 annodam

Posted 30 June 2019 - 06:12 PM

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE cursive writing, I am saddened to read it is slowly dying out.
I still write using VIC cursive.
There's something really beautiful about handwritten cursive letters.
DD has resorted back to print & DS has a mixture of cursive & print.

PS:  I love the VIC cursive B!

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