This site is aimed at parents, teachers and educators who feel strongly about children being able to write in cursive, those who are interested in teaching children a natural, easy-to-learn handwriting model.
When children write in cursive, they exercise their fine motor skills and translate their emotions into marks on paper.
Why write in cursive?
Cursive is the most highly developed form of handwriting. Letters and words are formed with the least possible number of penstrokes and lifts of the pen, thereby allowing thoughts to flow onto the sheet of paper. Handwriting is intimately connected to the way people express themselves. It is only natural that it takes its place alongside electronic instruments, thereby offering even greater linguistic and expressive means.
Italic-style cursive writing
The cursive model we are proposing is called Italic because the original form dates back to the Renaissance, and the first manuals were printed in Italy.
Italic-style handwriting has the simplest basic letter forms. The only difference between the unjoined lower case letters and cursive is the joining segment itself. Traditional, complicated Copperplate-based capital letters, so difficult to write and equally difficult to read are replaced by simple, freestanding Roman capital letters.
In this way handwriting becomes much easier and more intuitive. Children can be taught a single alphabet with its lower and upper case letters instead of the four disconnected forms currently being taught in the Italian schools: printed capitals, printed lower case letters, cursive lower case letters and cursive capitals.
By adopting the Italic-style model, teachers can present a single alphabet where the printed lower case letters become cursive simply by adding joining segments between them.
New association SMED
The people who collaborated at the Scrittura Corsiva project have now established the association SMED - Scrivere a Mano nell'Era Digitale. read more
Scrittura Corsiva goes to the University
The University Ca' Foscari in Venice, Italy held the first class in handwriting, based on Scrittura Corsiva teaching experience. The class, which includes online lessons, ended in April. read more