I thought of a different way to teach these reversals. Since the letter q is usually associated with the word queen, I tell my students that q stands for queen. I say, "Q is a queen. She likes to put on her make up and lipstick first. So we must write her face first, then make the line for her hair." P stands for prince. I say, "The prince likes to have his body done first, then his face".
I added a star to each letter to show where you should start when writing the letter. Here's the correct formation for Ps and Qs:
I also have a trick for B and D that I'll post soon.
Have you found any strategies that work for your students? Please share!