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The Lost Art of Cursive Writing

The Lost Art of Cursive Handwriting

by Vickie Bellefontaine


A Forgotten Treasure


Today, I want to discuss a topic that has been increasingly on my mind; the decline of cursive handwriting and the impact it is having on younger generations.


Join me as I delve into the importance of this beautiful practice and the reasons why it ought not be removed from school curricula. Stick with me as I highlight and explore potential consequences for future generations.


The Decline of Cursive Handwriting


I can't help but reminisce about the good old days when weekly spelling tests, learning grammar, and practicing cursive handwriting were essential parts of our daily education.


Cursive is essentially an art form that has allowed our thoughts and emotions to pour through our pen seamlessly flowing onto paper.


In recent years, however, the use of cursive handwriting has declined significantly, with many schools removing it entirely from their curricula. This shift towards a more digitalized society is rapidly leaving behind a lost art that holds immense value.


Impact on Creativity


One of the most significant losses caused by the decline of cursive handwriting is the impact it is having on creativity.


It has been proven that when we write in cursive, we engage our brain with our hand in a most intimate way.


The fluid motions required to form each letter allow our thoughts to flow more freely. It's almost like a dance that occurs between our thoughts and the pen.


The creative process of cursive engages the mind and is useful when authentically expressing ourselves and developing our unique voice.


Hand-Eye Coordination


Another concerning consequence of abandoning cursive handwriting is the potential impact on reflexes and hand-eye coordination.


Writing in cursive requires a level of coordination between our eyes, brain, and hand movements.


As we meticulously form the letters and concentrate on the shape of each one, our fine motor skills are honed, leading to better all-around coordination and dexterity.


By abandoning cursive writing, we risk hindering the development of these essential skills in future generations.

Echoes of the Past

Cursive is not just a relic of the past; it has practical applications in our daily lives. In a world devoid of the ability and the skills needed to write, read, and interpret cursive we risk losing the ability to read historical documents, letters from our ancestors, and even our own personal journals.


By rejecting cursive, we sever a strong and vital link to our past, hindering our understanding of history and our endearing connection to it.


Potential Risks and Side Effects for Future Generations


The ramifications of not teaching cursive handwriting to current and future generations are concerning.


Imagine a world where children rely solely on typing and texting for getting their message to another,losing the personal touch that comes with handwritten communication.


A disconnection from the art of penmanship might result in a lack of appreciation for the written word, and a decline in the beauty and simplicity of handwritten notes and letters.


Furthermore, research strongly suggests that learning cursive handwriting early on positively impacts brain development.


The cognitive engagement required in learning cursive can enhance memory, comprehension, and overall academic performance.


In removing this practice from schools we may inadvertently be limiting the potential of future generations, hindering their overall cognitive development.


Reflections


As I reflect on the impact of the decline of cursive handwriting, I can't help but feel a sense of loss.


Artistic expression, connection to our past, and the impact on our cognitive development are all significant reasons why removing cursive from schools was a bad idea.


Forget not the profound benefits of this soon to be forgotten treasure and loudly advocate for its revival.


Why not pick up a pen, put it to paper and start practicing the art of cursive today?


Help keep this beautiful art form alive for generations to come.

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