Cursive is rarely taught in schools now and as a result children have to rely on manuscript to get them through written work. Cursive handwriting increases writing speed, fluency, increases validity of ownership, and reduces energy for the task of writing. I am stunned by the number of children that not only cannot write in cursive but cannot read cursive. The neurological process of handwriting is very sophisticated. Several academic studies report that consistent handwriting instruction doubled children' writing output. In addition, recent literature says that only 15% of kids wrote SAT essays in cursive. Those 15% of cursive writing children scored slightly higher than those who used manuscript. Read the article here. If your child wants help learning cursive in a fun way, please reach out to us!
About the blogger: Stephanie Wick is a pediatric occupational therapist that founded and is lead O.T. at Learning Charms.
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