Monday, January 25, 2016

Why cursive handwriting is still important

It's unfortunate that in this technological age, while adding in so many new skills, we are leaving important ones behind in the education of our children.  It's almost as though we are ignoring human traits that need nurturing for a positive development of the personality.  Printing and typing aren't a sufficient substitute for the feelings/emotions that can be expressed and conveyed to others in cursive writing. 
I agree that handwriting is important for all the reasons given in this article -- and not even mentioned in it:  the science of graphology* can tell a lot about a person as well. 

Graphology is the analysis of the physical characteristics and patterns of handwriting helpful in being able to identify the writer, indicating psychological state at the time of writing, or evaluating personality characteristics.