Handwritten from the Past

Handwriting has gone the way of 8-track tapes. Gone. Gone. Gone! Can you believe that school districts across the country have eliminated the teaching of cursive writing? The prevailing theory is thus: ‘Of what use is handwriting in the digital age?’ Did anyone give thought that the value of┬álearning to read and write cursive handwriting goes well beyond merely forming the ABC’s? We’d suggest that the skills acquired by learning to write longhand include, dexterity, continuity of thought, hand-eye coordination, spilling spelling, etc. Perhaps a young person will learn all those skills playing┬áSuper Smash Bros.