- Provides children with a clearer understanding of how letters form words, sentences, and meanings.
- Teaches reading skills
- Improves memory retention
- Promotes critical and creative thinking (note taking, mind maps, etc.)
Friday, May 27, 2016
The Pen is Mightier Than the Keyboard
I have written several earlier posts on the value of teaching and learning cursive. A recent infographic provides a nice summary of the advantages of handwriting over the keyboard. Handwriting engages the brain more deeply in creative thinking.
Among its many advantages claimed in the infographic, handwriting:
And now there is a slick newway of teaching cursive, invented by Linda Shrewsbury. She analyzed all the alphabet letters to see if there were common pen strokes that were common to many letters. She found that handwriting all the letters could be mastered by learning just four simple pen strokes. So she wrote a book, Cursive Logic, that explains how to learn cursive by first learning these four basic strokes. Instead of spending hours, days, and weeks learning how to copy each letter in an attractive and readable way, you practice the four strokes (which can be mastered in less than an hour). Then with these mastered, you quickly learn how to apply the strokes appropriately to the letters in four short lessons.