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Fonts to help kids to write + Qld Cursive

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Prior to my kids starting prep I found some great tracing fonts to help them with their handwriting.  This helped them to learn their  name and make a start on the rest of the alphabet.  This was a great beginning step, however once they started school they needed to learn the new Queensland Cursive style.  I found a font the QCursive font, typed up the alphabet in word then printed for them to use as direction with their homework.    

I have bundled together a selection of fonts which may help you to create something to help your child.  Click on the links under each image to download a particular font.  These step by step instruction may help to to on how to install fonts.  

I spent quite awhile trying to find the fonts for all states of Australia, however I couldn’t find any free versions for you…sorry. 

Fonts:  Trace  |  Trace font for kids  |  Jardotty  |  National First Font Dotty  |  National Primary Dotted  |  Print Dashed  |  Dashed Line  |  Learning Curve Pro  |  LMS Spelling Bee

Fonts:  QBeginners (Qld Font)  |  QCursive (Qld Font)  |  Victoria Modern Cursive  |  La El 2 by Schulshriften  |  DR by Schulshriften  |  Life Lessons  |  School script

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  • Christeen

    Don’t you find it strange that there is such a thing as ‘Qld Cursive’ at all? I didn’t even know that there was a difference in writing styles between the states until your post. I did notice my 9 year old has learnt differently than I did, but I thought that was because I was taught in 70’s Queensland. ReplyCancel

  • Katrina Doyle

    I found a practice writing letters printout on crayola website which shows the right way to write each letter great for Preps who are only beginning and tend to wite backwards.
    I am laminating them so my kids can use them over and over! They can be found under the colouring pages.

  • Sarah

    Just stumbled on your blog and haven;’t even made it past your first post, but can tell that I am going to enjoy it.
    I downloaded the Victorian Cursive font via this link,
    I hope this is some help to fellow Victorians.
    I had my twin boys start school last year and to get them into their letters, I developed my own worksheets with characters starting with each letter, something that they could easily relate to. ie, “E” Elmo, Ernie, Elmer the Elephant, Easter Bunny, including an image so they could easily recognise them.
    Thanks, SarahReplyCancel

  • Have stummbled across you blog and after an hour here and many handy tips I know I will be back – thankyou for all of your brilliant suggestions and for sharing so much.ReplyCancel

  • Jaynee

    In WA I think we use Victorian Modern Cursive too!ReplyCancel

  • Dana Nelson

    These are great! Thanks so much for finding these!ReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    Thankyou so much for these. We have just moved from QLD to Victoria and knowing that the writing is different have been trying to teach our little girl a little over th holidays.ReplyCancel

  • From the example above I’m pretty sure in the NT we use QLD Cursive as well. It looks the same. I think it’s absurd really that there are differing handwriting styles around the country especially considering our transient population with many in the military and moving often. Maybe one day it will all come into line. They’re introducing a National Curriculum, so hopefully writing will fall in there somewhere.ReplyCancel

  • Judy c

    Just what I was looking for :) Thanks so much xReplyCancel

  • Mjsmith77

    Was looking for the Q Cursive font and I stumpled on your blog… thanks for all your sharing and will be coming back for more!  All the best!ReplyCancel

  • Gtscarey

    Thank you for posting these! very helpful and useful!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Borm

    thanks so much for putting this all together. I was trying to find this on the net but it was becoming a mission. I already receive your emails so i knew your information would be clear and helpful.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Cammack
  • Nat Schneider

    Qbeginners link no longer worksReplyCancel

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