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Developing cursive writing in children

Writing is one of the important methods of communication and as such it is required to be clear and legible to the reader. There are many times when we have come across writing which is illegible or untidy, making reading an annoying experience. Writing clearly and impressively is an art which one develops over a period of time and childhood forms a base for this impressive art. Children of the modern world learn to write in kindergarten and are expected to write sentences by the time they are in Class 1. This puts immense pressure on teachers, parents and the child to write legibly and clearly such that none of the alphabets are misunderstood. Children learn to write individual alphabets and teaching them to blend the various alphabets to form legible words is important. This is possible through cursive writing. … Continue reading

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Do you still prefer to write in Cursive Writing?

A handwriting style that emphasizes on connecting all the letters in the word as a part of a single stroke is known as Cursive Writing. The cursive writing has been in usage since the 17thcentury. In Britain it is also referred as “joined up writing”. Likewise, in Australia it is also referred as “running writing”. It has been seen that many parents complain of cursive writing being losing its charm and hold. With the advent of information technology, the reliance on the computers has increased to a greater extent.    E-mails and the instant messaging has taken over the hand written letters and this has led to the decline of penmanship. This is probably the reason why most of today’s youngsters cannot write in cursive style. There is a conflict among the experts about the usage of cursive writing. Some feel … Continue reading

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