Rhythm of Handwriting

concise, effective instruction for students of all ages

Rhythm of Handwriting

  • Physical copies of all needed materials.
  • Can be used over multiple years with only new workbook purchases.
  • The teacher must be present for a majority of the lessons

Rhythm of Handwriting

Digital Course
  • PDF copies of all needed materials
  • Individual stroke videos
  • Individual letter videos
  • Individual number videos
  • Instruction for how to write words
  • Teacher-directed navigation.
  • May assign both student and parent-directed lessons.

Rhythm of Handwriting

  • Blank handwriting paper
  • Tips

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Two Handwriting Styles


  • All lowercase letters begin on the baseline
  • Uppercase letters only connect to the next letter if they end on the baseline
  • The capital Q has been simplified to reflect the manuscript version
  • Letter formation is closely matched to the manuscript font to facilitate ease in transition from one to another
  • Designed for the human hand
  • Connected letters solves issues with spacing between letters and words


  • Most lowercase letters begin on the top line or midline to minimize the number of starting places
  • Letters are formed with minimal lifting of the pencil
  • Letters are slightly slanted
  • Letter formation is closely matched to our cursive style to facilitate ease in transition from one to the other

Teaching Both

Selecting which form of handwriting is best for the student may not always be straightforward. Logic of English suggests teaching cursive first because it requires fewer fine-motor movements and prevents reversals. However, systematic instruction is provided for both cursive and manuscript for increased student success.

The innovative Rhythm of Handwriting curriculum uses a multi-sensory approach that helps students develop fluid, legible handwriting. 

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