I needed something easy to help my boys with cursive writing. I've got one child with fine motor issues and another one who had never been taught cursive. I purchased workbooks and had them go through the books doing one lesson each day. Because letter formation is simple, this was a great program for my son with fine motor problems (although his handwriting still needs lots of work), and my other son is picking up cursive very well. I did not purchase teacher's guides or any other materials.