…Cursive writing may train self-control ability in a way that other modes of writing do not, and some researchers argue that it may even be a path to treating dyslexia. from NY Times
Grasshopper and Sensei interned at this fine stationery company. Felix’s penmanship is beautiful!
My kids recently argued over which of them had the best handwriting. I was to judge. It’s interesting how my oldest, Grasshopper and Sensei, who used to have illegible handwriting in elementary school has turned it around. Her penmanship in high school now is text-book perfect.
Grasshopper and Sensei uses her cursive handwriting as part of her art. Here’s a condolence card she sold to me.
PickyKidPix claims that she has always had the best handwriting. She would too. She’s the most competitive. But it’s true. Her handwriting is very tidy.
It’s no surprise to me that PickyKidPix keeps very tidy books of who owes her money!
My son has always had an unconventional caveman grip on his pencil but after much consultation with his teachers over the years, we’ve never forced him to change his grip because he can write quickly and neatly.
My son’s journal entry for his Freedom March Civil Rights unit. He pictured himself there!
Penmanship used to be a big deal when I was in elementary school. We used to practice on special lined paper over and over again. It’s now becoming a lost art which is sad. Schools are opting out of cursive handwriting, forced to choose keyboarding skills for Common Core testing instead.
What is cursive good for anyway? Thanks for asking!
Children not only learn to read more quickly when they first learn to write by hand, but they also remain better able to generate ideas and retain information. In other words, it’s not just what we write that matters — but how. from NY Times
- Writing is a critical learning tool for children.
- Writing can help with critical thinking skills.
- Writing helps kids become better readers.
- Writing boosts kids’ confidence and sparks their creativity.
- Writing is fun! Cursive handwriting is like doing art!
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p.s. There’s the art of graphology too. Do you believe in it? I do! How you put pen or pencil to paper reveals your personality traits.
Handwriting and Personality by Ann Mahony
I used this book to learn about handwriting and how it reveals your personality. For example, how exuberant you are in life — how much energy you put into things — is shown by how hard you press the pencil into your paper. That makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? There’s a lot more where that came from too … line spacing, signatures, space between words, loopy letters, how you cross your T and dot your i’s. Read this book if you are intrigued. [nonfiction, ages 12 and up]
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