It makes sense if you think about it.
The art of cursive writing is disappearing - with people divided on the question of should we bother teaching cursive writing in schools, and many schools not teaching it at all.
I think cursive writing is an important thing to learn. When I was in elementary school, my school only allowed us to write in cursive.
While I don't think we need to take it that far (being able to print legibly is important, too), I did use the Spalding method for writing and phonics with Katarina, and cursive writing is a big part of that.
Although I don't always use proper cursive in my everyday writing (I have a cursive-print hybrid like my friend Jana), I have found myself going back to cursive more and more as I've been doing morning pages this year.
Sometimes when I'm stuck on things to write about, and the words won't flow, I write about the actual writing.
You wish you could have morning pages this exciting.
Today Katarina and I spent some of her school time writing thank you cards and sweet notes to mail to friends. It seemed a fitting way to celebrate National Handwriting Day, as along with cursive writing, handwritten notes seem to be a disappearing art.
A little tip from me to you: Writing is more fun with fuzzy, striped socks on your feet, and dolls and stuffed animals watching.
Just in case you like to geek out about handwriting like I do, you can read this brief history of penmanship the History Channel put together last year.
*This post was not sponsored by Spalding - I mentioned it because it really is what we use and I love it. It was also not sponsored by the History Channel, nor by anyone else.
The crazy love of all things handwritten is all mine.
Do you write in cursive? Did your kids learn cursive writing?