What is Real Script?
Real Script is based on the Chancery hand, originally an italic script developed by the writing masters of the Renaissance and still in use today. In Real Script, letters are not shapes, easily reversed. They are kinesthetic pathways we model on our hands, giving us the keys to proportion and legibility. When we write, we experience the “dance of the pen,” the down and bounce motion flowing from letter to letter.
As long as a student is following the letter pathways, their unique writing style is encouraged to emerge, as individual as their own fingerprints. After all, few adults still write in their school penmanship - many of us write with some combination of printing and cursive.
What if we could help our students develop a beautiful hand right from the start? Other programs base their initial instruction heavily on the uppercase letters. When children transition to real sentence writing, they must unlearn that reliance and be retrained to use mainly lowercase. Why not begin instruction with the letters used most often and incorporate the uppercase as needed? The clear pathway instruction offered in Real Script meets the needs of young children, too.
If a student wants to write in a cursive style, that foundation has already been established. No need to retrain the brain yet again!
Real Script is beautiful and honors the individuality of each person. When we write, our humanity flows from our minds and hearts through our hand and onto the page. Guiding students with proper writing instruction provides them the opportunity to express themselves freely whenever they desire.