How to Make Letter C in CursiveCursive handwriting can be a difficult thing to teach kids. Today, I'm starting a new series on how to teach cursive letters in fun and creative ways. First up is how to make letter c in cursive. This series will most definitely not be in alphabetical order for many reasons, mainly because the cursive writing alphabet is typically not taught in alphabetical order. So, if you are teaching cursive letters, be sure to stop back often. For now, here are some great tips and strategies for helping kids learn to make cursive letter c:
How to Teach Letter c in Cursive:
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Letter "c" is one of the first letters that kids are taught when learning cursive. The letter is directly related to it's printed counterpart. The curve of the letter is one of the most basic pre-cursive strokes that are made and helps to build several other cursive letters (a, d, g, q, and o).
The beginning upstroke of the beginning lines in cursive "c" can be practiced in creative ways in order to help with re-trace when forming the curve of the letter.
There is research that shows teaching the cursive letter c like a cursive "i" with a hooked top, the carryover of legibility is better.
After forming the up-stroke of the letter, the curved top, and the re-trace back to the bottom of the letter, it is helpful to work on sliding the pencil along the baseline of the paper to develop letter connectors and to improve legibility.
Tips for helping kids stop at the baseline when writing the letter "c":
Use a verbal prompt to bump the bottom line.
Trace the baseline with a highlighter for a visual prompt.
Try some of these tricks for writing on the lines.
More tips for helping kids to learn letter c:
The Handwriting Without Tears program promotes forming letter c without the starting stroke, making formation easier for most kids.
Use sensory textures to teach letter c and the strokes needed to make the letter.