By 2014, 45 American states will stop teaching cursive writing in favor of keyboard proficiency. Read More
Teaching cursive is not even required in the Common Core curriculum standards in the US, instead the focus is on analytical and computer-based skills.
- Is cursive writing an outdated practice?
- Should we stop teaching cursive writing in our schools?
- Is cursive writing DEAD?
- Is print next on the chopping block?
There are several studies that show the benefits of writing both in print and in cursive:
- Children who printed letters instead of just seeing and saying them showed “adult” brain activity Read More
- Second, fourth and sixth grade students wrote better sentences, wrote more and faster when using a pen and paper as opposed to a keyboard. Read More
- Children writing in cursive had: improved syntactic skills; the avoidance of “backwards” letters; better graphic-motor skills related to language processing, which helps them in terms of syntax and spelling,” Read More
Where do you stand? Should we just teach children to sign their names and leave it at that?
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