No Cursive in School?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-08-2008
No Cursive in School?
Wed, 07-13-2011 - 12:54pm

By the time our kids grow up, they might not be

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-28-2005
Thu, 07-14-2011 - 9:28am

I've only touched on cursive a little so far for pretty much the same reasoning. When will they use it? The problem we're running into is them not being able to read it when they see a sign, ad, formal invitation.... I know it's something they'll work on more this year. And... I hear it should improve their printing skills too! ;-)

So, I think the PSs should continue to teach it also.

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Registered: 03-24-2005
Thu, 07-14-2011 - 4:13pm

I agree with Wendy that it's important to learn cursive because they will need to read it at some point, even if they do not choose to write it.

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Registered: 02-22-2004
Sun, 07-24-2011 - 2:49am
I'm not surprised by this but I also don't agree. It may not need to be the focus it once was but children should definitely be able to easily read cursive and have a signature that is all their own. I don't believe printing would achieve that at all.

** Laura, the security and easy of forging a printed signature is an excellent point!

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