Have your children learned cursive? Updated Review ~ Penmanship

My original review is below.  I wanted to update you on this wonderful resource.  At our house, we have boys.  They haven't been the kind of boys that LIKE to write in cursive.  After I got Presidential Penmanship to review for the Old Schoolhouse Review Crew, I decided to keep going with it.  It has actually been exactly 3 years since I wrote the original review and my boys are still working at it!

This is how we use it, I print up some presidential quotes, 3 whole punch them, and put them in a binder.  A couple of times a week my boys (16 and 13) pull out their worksheets and practice their italics, printing, and or cursive.  You would think by now they would be expert hand writers.  Well, not so much... but they don't mind doing it and they do see the progress.  

I STILL give this educational product a huge thumbs up!  4 stars!

In the year 2010, it is up for debate whether or not we should teach our children proper penmanship.  In this age of technology, computers have taken over some lives. I am one of those old fashioned kind of gals that thinks it is important for even young boys to learn at least a little about good penmanship.  I always tell my boys, how are you going to read your wife's love letters if you can't read cursive?  (Ok, at 10 and 13, they probably don't care!) 

I received Presidential Penmanship (Italic Style) from Zeezok Publishing to review as part of The Old Schoolhouse CREW.  Please don't base your opinion on the title and look of this CD.  When it first came in the mail, I was less than impressed.  It looks old fashioned and the title makes it sound boring.  Once I opened it up and saw all of the wonderful, character building quotes, I quickly formed a different opinion!

This is a complete handwriting practice CD from 1st grade up through senior high.  It is FULL of quotes from past presidents like Abraham Lincoln and George Washington and also has plenty of Bible verses.

"Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. ~ Theodore Roosevelt"

In the years that I have taught the boys handwriting, my belief is that if they are writing, it should count for more than just cursive.  I've always had them write Bible verses so this CD comes in handy.  All of the work is done for me through senior high!

This CD sells for $39.99.  We will get a lot of use out of it over the next 5-7 years!

I am not paid to review products.  All opinions are mine.

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