Being taught how to write the cursive alphabet when in school is beginning to disappear. While it’s still taught in some schools, there are others where they have decided not to teach cursive writing at all. We think that this is a shame since we feel that learning how to write cursive letters is a wonderful skill for everyone to have. This website was created specifically to teach those who want to learn how to write cursive how to do so, and this particular page is here to inform people how to write a cursive “d”.
Before you jump into writing cursive letters, it’s important to realize there are actually quite a few different cursive fonts that exist with none being more correct than the others. That means there are quite a few different ways to write cursive that range from extremely fancy to simple and basic. This range of different cursive fonts is one of the aspects that makes learning to write cursive so much fun. It allows you to put your own personal touches into your cursive writing to make it truly your own once you learn the basics of writing the cursive alphabet. To make learning cursive as easy as possible, we have chosen to use D’Nealian cursive to teach how to write a cursive “d” since D’Nealian cursive is the cursive that’s usually taught in US schools.
How to Write a Lowercase Cursive “d”
For anyone who is just learning to write cursive, you’ll be happy to know that learning to write a cursive “d” should be one of the easier cursive letters to master. This is mainly due to the fact that the cursive “d” resembles a printed “d” so that it’s fairly easy to get the stroke down quickly. There are, however, a few aspects when writing a cursive “d” can cause issues when you’re first learning, so you want to make sure to do your best to avoid making these mistakes. To help you both see the proper way to write a cursive “d” and the common mistakes that come when first writing it, we have created a video that shows both. Feel free to watch it as many times as needed until you feel like you have the basics of how to write a cursive “d”.
When you have viewed the video enough times to where you feel comfortable on how to write a cursive “d”, the next step is to get you to actually begin writing it yourself. If you happen to have a notebook handy, you can take it out and use it while watching the video. Doing this several times should give you a good opportunity to practice and to see if there are any spots that are giving you trouble when you try to write a cursive “d”. If you find it difficult to write freehand while watching the video, we have also created a cursive “d” worksheet that will allow you to trace and dotted cursive “d” to give you a bit more structure. You can find this below and all you need to do is download it to your computer and print it off to have access to it. This cursive “d” worksheet is also an excellent way to practice when you’re away from the computer and have a bit of spare time. The important thing to remember is that the best way to get better at writing cursive is to practice and this goes for the cursive “d” as well.
We’re confident that by watching the video on how to write a cursive “d” and pairing it with the cursive “d” worksheet, you’ll be able to quickly master this letter and move onto the other letters in the cursive alphabet. We’re always interested in hearing from those who have used the video and worksheet as to what they found useful and if there were any things that they would change to make learning how to write a cursive “d” easier or more entertaining. It’s through feedback from those who use this page that we can take suggestions and try to make it even better. The ultimate goal of this page and the entire website is to encourage everyone to learn how to write cursive and with your feedback and help, we hope to continue to meet that goal.