Many schools and kindergartens are now using D'Nealian script to teach handwriting.
D'Nealian is a style of writing and teaching for cursive and print (block) handwriting. It was designed to ease the learning of cursive and print handwriting. It was developed by Donald Thurber, who developed the system while teaching in a primary school. It is reported that D'Nealian cursive handwriting, when it is taught to children, is, in theory, easier to learn and that students more quickly and easily acquire the skill with less frustration than traditional cursive writing systems.
The system was designed as a method to alleviate the problems with teaching children the standard Zaner-Bloser Script method and the subsequent difficulty in transition to cursive writing. D'Nealian Script was unique in that the manuscript form has many similarities to the cursive version.
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