In P.E.T.N.S. we introduce cursive handwriting from Junior Infants and it is used across all class levels. There are many benefits to this - both in handwriting and reading. Development of a good pencil grip is vital to handwriting success for clear handwriting as well as comfort and confidence in writing.
Handy Guides to Cursive Script
This may be a useful guide to refer to for children developing cursive script:
Letter and Number Reversal
Most children experience difficulty with letter and number reversal both in writing and reading. These handy picture prompts many be helpful for your child.