Ironically one thing I found that hadn’t changed, was the availability of free things in “Victorian Cursive” which is the writing/reading model that Victorian schools use. I could find hundreds and thousands of resources to help Jacob at home but they were and just in a standard print or a cursive that was slightly different.
Jacob had been telling me about his “magic golden words” he was learning and wanted me to print them out for him. So after googling and googling, all I could find was the words in a standard print. Well after a little investigating, I found you can download the Victorian Cursive font from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development - Thank you!!!!
So I went back and found the word list that comprised of the first “Magic 100 Words” and made a sheet for him in Victorian Cursive. I broke the 100 up into the 7 coloured categories: Golden, Red, Blue, Orange, Green, Indigo and Violet, so he could have the individual sheets when he was up to them.
Who would have thought that a simple printed out word list could make a kids so happy? He has blu-tacked the word list he is learning to the side of his dresser and tells us the words before he goes to bed. Yes, I know, terribly cute :)
EDIT: I have done an update post HERE that has a link to the files in .docx, .txt and .pdf format :)