Friday, November 15, 2013
Cursive- Are You Teaching This to Your Children?
Cursive handwriting is apparently an issue with this new Common Core. Are you teaching your children to read and write cursive? Or if they are in public school or private school, are they learning it at school?
Not only is cursive a beautiful art, but it is necessary to know in order to read many of our historical documents in our country. This article shares about a school girl that could not read a letter from someone who had written in cursive.
I have always loved writing in cursive. I've always considered it like art. You must take your take to make it beautiful. Do I always write in cursive now? No. I find printing much faster these days. But as a homeschool mother with a child in 2nd grade, I am currently brushing up on my strokes so that I may teach her how to write in cursive in January. (Shhh. Don't tell her. It's a surprise! She's been working very hard on writing very neatly so that she can learn cursive. She's been dying to learn for a year now!!!).
So are you making sure that your children learn cursive? Why or why not?