In this modern age of computers, technology, and Common Core, many believe cursive handwriting is obsolete and unnecessary.
They argue keyboarding is “the new handwriting” — the skill our children need to succeed in the 21st century workplace.
Sounds convincing... but research in psychology, neuroscience, and education has proven many developmental advantages of cursive handwriting over keyboarding and even over print writing.
Here are 6 benefits of cursive handwriting:
Doodle Shop to the Rescue!
Summit Academy is here to help your cursive handwriting endeavors with Doodle Shop, a new class available at both our Summit T-38 campus and our Loganville K-12 campus.
Cursive writing based on New American Cursive style is introduced in class. In addition, developmental games and exercises are used to address root problems that often interfere with quality of handwriting, including hand strength, fine motor skills, and vision.
Weekly copying of doodles in class and at home improves fluency of writing. Learning these connected letters and becoming fluent with cursive handwriting promotes rhythmicity in body and brain, improving attention, focus, and memory.
Doodle Shop is taught by Theresa Mitchell, occupational therapist and certified cursive coach.