I know that the next generation will live on computers and typing skills will be a lot more important than writing skills. I am still one of those people who thinks cursive writing to be a mandatory skill to learn. Here is why:
*A beautiful hand-written note still has its value in business and in personal communication.
* Since there is no need to pick the pencil up between letters, cursive writing is typically faster than printing.
*Handwriting is also very useful for situations where the Ipad or the laptop isn’t handy. Why not have beautiful handwriting?
*Students with learning disabilities often find cursive writing to be easier to master than printing or typing.
*Since the letters in cursive penmanship are joined together, kids are less likely to confuse the letter “b” with the letter “d” when reading cursive.
*With typing, the fingers make repetitive movements rather than connect shapes. Typing doesn’t help the brain develop as much as writing in cursive does.