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Now that we have entered the computer age, do you think teaching children cursive handwriting is important?

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Asked at 2011.03.29 20:39:09
Most of their writing in now done on computers. there are even handwriting fonts on most programs.
answer texastrublu  Answered at 2011.03.29 20:39:09
Writing is a fine motor skill activity that allows the person to link reading the word to creating the word. I think that the lower reading skills in our schools goes hand in hand with the reduction of the teaching of handwriting to students. As a teacher, I can tell you that in many cases I have high school students who cannot write at all. And I am not talking about legible handwriting, but coherent, cohesive sentences, paragraphs and essays. You have to be able to organize your thoughts and the earliest way children learn that is through writing. If you want to come down to it, many Asian children, especially those who have parents from Japan, insist that their children maintain their language skills which include calligraphic Japanese writing. Those eye hand coordination skills serve these students who have this opportunity very well in other subjects because the act of writing requires control and discipline, two things that many current students do not have.
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