Learning to write and read cursive is fun and instinctual. Most of us enjoy the individual uniqueness of our own hand. Nobody writes the same. We all get excited when hearing our name or seeing our signature. No text or email voice saying, “You’ve got mail!” will ever take the place of a scrawling script saying,
“I love you mom.”
Plato maintained that technical ability alone was not enough to make an artist…man who creates by means of reason will pale before the art of inspired beings.” Science has proven our children are inspired learning machines.
Cursive writing is an art form with swoops, angles and curling that is unique to each of us and is especially good exercise for developing a child’s fine motor skills. No two handwritten letters are the same. Leaning to write in cursive takes time and organizational thought. It takes quiet to concentrate. It takes perseverance to learn to stay in between the lines. No emoticon on the web can convey as much affection as an exclamation mark or happy face dashed off in a personal note written by our kid’s hands. Read more...