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The Case Against Cursive

Defending Its Place in the Classroom

As texts, tweets, and snaps replace handwritten notes, many are asking if cursive will become obsolete in the digital age.

 

With only so many hours in the day, many teachers have been forced to eliminate subjects that aren’t mandatory. Though some individual states encourage it, the Common Core Standards no longer include requirements for handwriting instruction.

 

…but is it really a good idea to eliminate this skill?

 

Teaching handwriting, particularly cursive, has more benefits than one might think.

Studies show learning cursive engages the brain more deeply. It improves spelling, comprehension, and it tunes fine motor dexterity in young learners. Kids are able to write faster and are able to generate more ideas than if they used the keyboard. (Source)

 

Children’s author & literacy advocate, Carew Papritz is showing parents how to easily teach their kids the skills they need if the classroom isn’t. 

 

“Keeping cursive alive is more than nostalgia, it is a necessary skill in life,” says Papritz.If you can’t write in cursive, you can’t sign your paycheck or credit card, then these things become less valid.”

 

Affectionately known as “The Cowboy Philosopher,” Carew’s bestselling book, “The Legacy Letters,” is a heartwarming and inspirational story told through a series of deeply personal letters that ultimately become—“A Love Story about Life”

 

Talking Points:

  • How parents can teach their kids skills they need when the classroom does not
  • Why cursive is necessary for childhood development
  • Why learning cursive helps kids overall do better in school
  • In a digital age, why handwriting is more important than ever
  • Technology vs Handwriting: Which Should Win?

 

ABOUT Carew Papritz:

Carew Head ShotCarew Papritz, also known as The Cowboy Philosopher, is the author of the multi-award winning book “The Legacy Letters.” This best-selling author left his career as a filmmaker in Hollywood, and returning to his ranching roots, worked as a cowboy on a cattle ranch in the Southwest where he began writing his book. “The Legacy Letters,” though fictional, has also won acclaim as a life lessons book for all generations, gaining the distinction of being the only book in publishing history to win awards in both fiction and non-fiction categories. A Renaissance Man in an age that lauds the specialist, The Huffington Post says Papritz “intrigues and enlightens, charms and catalyzes change for every reader.”

As part of his many innovative and adventurous first-ever book signings, Carew truly lives his book’s central message to “live life to the fullest” while signing books on top of volcanoes and horses. These events and other YouTube videos, such as the “I Love to Read” series and his annual literacy-driven charity event, “The Great Book Balloon Launch,” inspire kids and adults to rediscover the joy of reading! Find his videos at: http://bit.ly/CarewPapritz_YouTube_Channel

For more information Visit www.thelegacyletters.com

 

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