This is part 1 of 2 of my video on how to do Single Stroke printing.
This video describes how single stroke printing works. It is a system that builds each letter upon the basic forms of a few letters, particularly i, l, and c. The close relationships between each letter form means a student is practicing a limited number of strokes more often. The directionality of each letter form helps correct letter reversals and sets the groundwork for learning how to handwrite.
The videos explain the advantage of the single stroke method over the stick and ball method. They demonstrate and compare proper versus improper letter formation. And they give tips and advice for remembering the proper way to form each letter.
In this day and age of computers and PDAs, neat printing and penmanship has gone by the wayside. But we aren't a paperless society yet. In fact, many children and their schools don't have the access technology and word processing apps all the time, if at all. So, it's important to be able to print legibly on a piece of paper. Furthermore, many studies show that printing to record our ideas and take notes is more effective than using a keypad, so why not know how to print or write.