We teach our children to print their letters so they can write words. But do we teach them to write cursive so they can create a signature or do we skip the cursive and teach our children to type?
I remember in school we used to have to write EVERYTHING in cursive when we reached the 4th grade curriculum. If we printed we would get marked down a grade level. But today in the world of computers do your children actually write period. Do they know how to write their name in cursive? Do your children know how to read cursive if they need to?
I have tried to make sure my oldest can can at least read cursive. I have been using cursive handwriting worksheets to practice writing out his spelling words. At the same time he is seeing how to read these words in cursive.
I have also been working on teaching my son how to spell his name in cursive. Believe it or not that is VERY important for our children. If you have not done that yet. You really need to teach your child to write their name in cursive. Even if they do know write any other words in cursive they need to be able to write their name as a signature. Printing their names for important documents as adults will not pass as acceptable.
So do your children know cursive? Do they know how to sign their name in cursive?