I am in no way advocating you sit down and “make” children learn cursive handwriting (or anything for that matter). My daughter learned cursive handwriting on her own one day after she discovered Microsoft Word fonts- and just printed and traced over and over for hours. If your children wants to learn cursive- here is a neat site that animates the process. Each letter has it own little animation and it shows you how to make each letter step-by step.
Neat little tool to learn cursive writing link here