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6 Reasons Why We Still Need Cursive Writing

Posted Mar 31 2013 5:44pm
on by healthymama

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.

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For our first cursive writing practices, we work with Montessori double letter set .

We put one letter pair in front of us and using our finger, recreate the letter pair on sand.

Then, we use these f ree cursive writing sheets .

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