Cursive for the 21st Century

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What if? What if children could easily sign their name? Many in this digital age cannot write their signature legibly. What if they could enjoy quiet time with pen in hand, tracing S’s or drawing lines of lowercase a’s to relax their busy minds? What if teenagers could take notes fluently as they listen to a class lecture? What if they were inspired to handwrite about their interests, and what if those interests became their passion? What if their script brought them confidence and self-assurance? What if it was easy and fun to write?

Handwriting remains forever an indispensable skill. There is an expediency of a pen in hand that all the convenience of a computer cannot duplicate. Teaching children healthy handwriting habits is a lifelong gift — one that kindles intrinsic talents and fosters an abiding trust in their own abilities.

Teaching the Vimala Alphabet™ is about guiding children of all ages, from 3 to 93, in adopting handwriting habits that awaken their potential. The Vimala letters are designed to establish forward-thinking attitudes, enhance individual strengths, unveil hidden talents, and support each and every one in designing a life they love!


Handwriting Equation

Utilizing our handwriting skills, we can balance the equation to achieve personal goals and live a happier life.


Every stroke of the pen affirms a thinking pattern.

     Every thinking pattern fortifies our letter shapes.

            Every letter supports an attitude in how we approach life.


New:  Online Classes for Pre-K through 2nd Grade

Writing The Vimala Alphabet™

Teaching children how to write is a lifelong gift.  And learning to write is a challenging undertaking!  The coursework here is meant to assist anyone teaching a child (or children) about the letters and how to write them.  We begin with assessing Readiness, then provide Preparedness, establish Consistency, and most of all add the benefit of our presence and encouragement so vitally important to the process.


Handwriting accesses a different part of the brain than keyboard skills …

                                 Cursive and digital skills are like apples and oranges.

                                          Computers are not a substitute for cursive writing.

          It isn’t a matter of choosing one over the other.

                  To be successful, our kids need both.



New:  Online Classes for Teens and Pre-teens



Alphabet, Pen and Ink: The Letters of our Alphabet and how we write and think! is a guidebook created especially for children learning to write cursive. This revised and fully updated  guidebook is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

(Formerly titled Animals, Pen and Ink: The Letters of our Alphabet and how we write and think!)

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Kids are curious about money. Often a taboo topic, many times kids are left to figure it all out on their own. Money Matters – $ and ¢ents For Kids is a book for kids who want to learn more about money. The book offers a simple outline of how money works and some basics about how to balance the different aspects of earning, spending, saving and growing money. A section on accuracy in doing the math features the Vimala Alphabet™ Numerals.  Illustrations visually enhance the pages throughout and there is a glossary of basic terms.

Money Matters includes visual guides on how to write the Vimala Alphabet™ numerals.

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Reflections  is a personal journal with fifty-two blank pages — one for each week in a year — to pen thoughts, insights, and reflections. For inspiration, each week features a reflective thought, a plant portrait, and a letter or ligature of the Alphabet based on the teachings of Vimala Rodgers, PhD and her Handwriting System, The Vimala Alphabet™.

The perfect place to keep your ‘Miracle Notes.’

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Teaching the Vimala Alphabet™


The Handbook is a companion e-book to the Alphabet, pen and ink guidebook above. It includes handwriting basics, paper positioning, spacing, margins, slant, and, of course, supplemental information on how to present the Vimala Alphabet™ letters to children.



This downloadable Tutor’s Handbook serves as a reference for Vimala Alphabet™ tutors.

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On October 16, 2023, Gavin Newsome signed California Assembly Bill 446 putting cursive handwriting back into school curriculums for grades one to six.  This is a monumental step forward!


The Vimala Alphabet™, with its casual simplified letters, offers children a practical, enjoyable approach to cursive.  And studies show children who enjoy writing learn better, faster and are higher achievers than those who don’t.


If you live in California, or any of the other seventeen states that require cursive be taught (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia), please contact your school board, talk to your child’s teacher(s), and write or call your State Superintendent of Public Instruction about implementing the Vimala Alphabet™ Handwriting System into their curriculum.


Tony Thurmond, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction   phone:  (916)319-0800
Stephanie Farland, California Director, Charter Schools Division  phone:  (916)322-6029





Introduction to the LettersIntroduction to the Letters

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