My cursive is terrible. I usually write in print and sometimes feel like this doesn't really help Caspar learn his cursive. His sandpaper letters are cursive and he has a small letter chart on his pin board to help him (and me) remember how to form the letters.
I love these handwriting work sheets that you can customise. Caspar is really eager to learn his name. Most of all he likes to practice his best friend's name. I've printed out a few family names for him to practice too.
This activity really works for Caspar because it has a purpose. If I gave him a simple a,b,c sheet or other words he wouldn't be so interested. Writing names is useful to him. I think it will be quite a moment when he can independently complete his own name.
Caspar isn't writing in the dark here. He's working in the late afternoon by the light of a desk lamp.