Where did Cursive Handwriting Go?
Have you noticed your children only PRINT their name? Have you noticed that maybe only a few CURSIVE handouts come home in 3rd grade? Maybe none came home? That is because our School System has STOPPED teaching Cursive handwriting to our children. Researchers say that Cursive writing is an ART. When we start to eliminate Cursive writing we start to loose that part of our brain which makes the artistic connection to form the letters. How will our children sign a check? sign their Mortgage? sign their Will? How will our children read their grandparents letters and notes? Our letters and notes? Will they be able to read our Historical documents? Our Constitution? Computers are used on a regular basis. However, have you noticed your children hit the keys? They are not taught the Home position. How are we helping our children if we don't teach them typing AND we take away Cursive writing?
Please help support our fight. We truly believe that there is time in our children's academic day to take a few minutes a few times per week to learn a basic, fundamental technique.