Recently many schools across the country have decided to stop teaching cursive handwriting replacing with keyboarding skills. Kids, however, learn much more than just handwriting. Recent studies show that learning cursive engages parts of our brains that allow us to connect and recognize emotions. Cursive is more demanding to the brain in learning due to the variance in each handwriting stroke. Every time one writes in cursive it creates variations in neural connections– leading to improved hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and most importantly the processing of emotions! Learning how to write cursive improves one’s ability to understand contextual meaning. In other words, through learning how to write cursive one can better interpret emails and texts that may otherwise be misconstrued. Furthermore, there is some evidence to support the idea that it allows for improvement in processing one’s own feelings. It allows for the right and left hemispheres of the brain to be connected.
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