I used to think cursive was another language. Now, I'm beginning to realize that in a way it is.  Handwriting opens up different pathways in the brain than printing does, just like acquiring another vocabulary does.

I heard on the radio yesterday that kids aren't learning how to do it anymore.

Some kids grow up not knowing the word "signature".

Hear the story here: Students are not learning to write in cursive.

My daughter has been practising on her own for a while now. Until I heard this story, I had underestimated her efforts. I figured she 'd eventually get it formally taught to her. Now I'm not so sure.

Kids who have learning disabilities benefit from learning cursive because it is a tactile skill that assists with listening.

Not only that, but a thank you text is just not as nice as a handwritten thank you note. What do you think?