We’re happy that you’ve found this page and that you’ve expressed an interest in learning how to write cursive letters. As you may be aware, cursive writing isn’t being taught as frequently in schools today. When it still is, less time and resources are devoted to teaching it in many cases. The result is that those who want to learn to write cursive must oftentimes make an effort on their own to do so. If you happen to be a parent who homeschools their kids or you’re a teacher who would like to give their students more cursive writing practice, this page (and the entire website) should be an excellent resource to help you teach these kids how to write cursive letters. This particular page will focus on how to teach the cursive “i”. For those looking for information on how to write other cursive letters (both lowercase and capital), you can find links to all the cursive letters in the sidebar.
An important point to establish early is there isn’t a single way to write cursive that’s correct. In fact, there are dozens of different cursive fonts that exist which range from simple to more complex. The variety of cursive fonts is part of what makes cursive so fun to learn. Once you have mastered the basics of cursive writing, you can then add your own flair to your writing making it uniquely your own. That being said, we have decided to focus on teaching D’Nealian cursive on these pages. D’Nealian cursive is the font that’s most often taught in elementary schools in the US and the cursive font most people are familiar with. It’s one of the easier cursive fonts to learn which gives a good overview of the basic strokes one needs to know to write any of the cursive fonts. On this page, we’ll use D’Nealian cursive to learn how to write the cursive “i”.
How to Write a Lowercase Cursive “i”
The good news is that learning to write the cursive “i” is one of the easier cursive letters to learn. It shouldn’t take too long to master this letter as long as you’re willing to put in a bit of effort to practice writing it. Before that, however, the best first step you can take to learning the cursive “i” is to watch a video of the “i” being properly written. Watching how to write a cursive “i” before actually trying to attempt it yourself will help you have a better concept of how to write it and the stroke involved to write it correctly. Below you’ll find a video showing the proper way to write a D’Nealian cursive “i” which once you watch, should help you quickly master writing this letter when you begin to write it yourself.
Once you have watched the video of how to write a cursive “i” a few times, it’s time to tackle writing it on your own. One of the best ways to approach this is to watch the video again while writing the cursive “i” in unison with it. If you have a notebook or other writing material handy, this should work fine. Writing the cursive “i” along with the video should help you become confident in writing it and help you avoid the common mistakes that those first learning to write it often have. You should then be confident enough to begin trying to write it on your own without the video.
If you know that you learn better with a bit more structure, another option is to practice writing it on a cursive “i” worksheet. Below you can find a cursive “i” worksheet we created expressly for those who like more structure when learning to write cursive. Since this worksheet contains dotted lines that you can trace to make sure you’re properly writing the cursive “i” it should give you the structure you desire. The worksheet is also an excellent resource for parents who home-school their children and teachers who want their students to practice some in their own time. The worksheets are a great way to practice the cursive “i” and with a bit of time and effort, it should help you master this cursive letter is no time. Simply download as many as you need to practice and use them when you have a free moment.
We created both the video and worksheet on the way to write a cursive “i” in hopes that it’s beneficial to everyone interested in learning to write cursive letters. If you’re a person who has found either of these resources useful, we’d greatly appreciate you letting others know about them so they may also benefit from them. Many people may only have the option to learn cursive letters through online resources like this, so the better we can get the word out, the more people we can help to learn how to write cursive. We’d also appreciate receiving any suggestions or ideas you may have to changes we can make to these resources to make them better in the future. Getting good feedback on what you like and don’t like about the cursive “i” worksheet and video can help us improve them going forward and make learning how to write a cursive “i” that much easier in the future.