It Connects Us to the Past
Cursive = A Respectable Signature
It Inspires Creativity
Cursive Helps Fine-Tune Motor Skills
It Looks Professional
There is a certain air of sophistication to cursive writing that is lost on printing. Throughout your life, you will be judged on your penmanship, so it's best to make a good first impression. Cursive writing is a great way to do this, as the fluid motion of it gives your writing that extra pizazz.
It Teaches Children How to Persevere
Writing in cursive isn’t easy, especially when it's brand new to you. When children struggle to do it correctly, they will be taught how to stick with a task, even when it's difficult. Perseverance is one of the most important skills someone could learn, and cursive writing is a gateway to learning how to push through obstacles.
It Helps Students With Special Needs
Dyslexia and other learning disabilities can make writing extremely difficult, particularly because several letters look very similar. Cursive writing eliminates that issue, as each letter has a distinct appearance. Also, because the letters are connected, they're harder to switch around in your brain.
Students Will Acquire a New Skill
Sure, it's crucial that we know how to type, but cursive writing requires learning another skill. As we push our brains further, we create new synapses for transferring information. So children who learn how to write in cursive are able to function on a higher level.
It Saves Time
Once you're able to master cursive writing, it's so much faster than printing. You don’t lift your writing utensil nearly as much - it's all one fluid motion - so you're able to get more done in a shorter amount of time. Speed and efficiency are always valuable skills to have.
It Provides Distance From Technology
Technology is an unavoidable part of life, and in many ways it allows us to advance as a society. However, there is something lost when you spend all of your time staring at a screen. When you write in cursive, if forces you to break out a pen and paper, which will give you a much needed break from electronic gadgets.