Now that she is in 2nd grade all her work has to be done in cursive. It is also a category on her report cards. All that time we have spent correcting and erasing and rewriting I kept asking myself if this was really such an important thing for my daughter to be learning and spending so much time on.
I have not used cursive writing since I learned it in grade school. In high school all work was in print or on a word processor (yes I am that old). From college on I have used computers for everything. At work my day is spent on a computer with the occasional post-it note jot down in printing. I really believe that the only adults who are using cursive writing regularly are teachers who are teaching cursive writing.
I really think that kids in this day and age of computers, smart phones and tablets should be learning typing skills. I never took a typing class and today have become pretty quick at the hunt and peck method of typing, but an actual class to learn proper typing skills would have been great and beneficial.
What do you think? Should cursive writing go the way of the dinosaur?
Or is it a lost art that needs to make a come back?
Leave us a comment and let us know!