Pillars of Pine

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Cursive Writing?

I just saw on a news report:

"You may find this hard to believe, but several schools in the USA no longer teach cursive, or running writing, and teach printing only, stating that cursive is no longer necessary, and that with everything, there simply is not the time to teach it"

- not an exact quote, but that was the gist of it.

So, I wondered, are most homeschoolers teaching cursive writing?

We have, however, we've placed little emphasis on it. Usually my children complete one or two cursive workbooks, and we leave it at that. That way, they have the ability, and can read it, but we don't make much use of it.

Do you teach cursive? Why or why not? Do you feel it is an important skill to have?


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