There is no
confusion between cursive forms of b and d while the
manuscript (print) form of these letters is often reversed.
Cursive writing is
a natural way of writing because the writing instrument flows along the
paper without frequent stopping within and between the letters.
The flow of
cursive writing allows for a flowing progression of thoughts while writing.
Cursive lower case and capital
letters are rarely confused, while they are frequently confused and
interchanged in the manuscript form.
It is easy to
learn the cursive form while in the sensitive period for writing. The
child can readily acquire manuscript writing afterward.
The child always
knows where to begin writing a cursive letter going from left to right,
while manuscript letters start at many different points.
The child, who can
read cursive, can easily learn to read manuscript. The transition is
easy. Not so for going from manuscript to cursive.
The tracing of
sandpaper letters is easier with cursive letters. The child's hand can
shape the letters with lightness of touch and easy mobility.