Is cursive handwriting becoming a lost art in this ever evolving digital age?
I was contacted by Linda regarding her Kickstarter project ‘Cursive Logic’ which I found to be great timing as my wife and I had been talking about our young daughter one day learning cursive writing. This will be something that we will have to teach her as I don’t think it is something schools here in the UK will teach in-depth in the future due to the introduction of the digital age and increased use of the computer for every need. For example, the introduction of iPads into the school curriculum have reduced the need for pen and paper.
Linda was very kind to send me a Cursive Logic book and it actually reminded me of my time at school learning cursive writing. I am very proud of the fact that I write cursive and I find it sad that it appears to be a dying art and everyone seems to have already accepted its death even though there is still a lot of people writing cursive. This is where this wonderful Kickstarter project comes in. We need to back this as it is a wonderful guide that does such a good job at demonstrating and explaining the various stages of writing. Starting with learning to write individual letters that later become completed words, the cursive writing that follows has a wonderful flow to them. The use of colour for each style of letter (oval, loop and swing) applied with the ability to trace the letters then practice each letter is a wonderful idea. Later, combining the individual letters to practice words and writing their own name aids in the final understanding and full use of cursive writing. Studying this book also made me realise I had been actually writing my ‘z’ incorrectly and now I am working to correct it!
The best compliment I can give this book is the following, my wife and I will be using it to teach my daughter cursive writing which this book has given a great step by step guide for us ‘teachers’!