Nancy Dunford: Cursive beneficial

March 2, 2013 

Cursive writing beneficial

I was so happy to read the article about cursive handwriting hopefully becoming part of the curriculum in Wake County schools (“Bill would require cursive handwriting be taught” Feb. 23).

I never could understand why anyone would think it was a good idea for our children not to be taught this skill. Certainly a printed signature would be much easier for someone to copy than an individual’s cursive signature.

When my children attended elementary school in Washington State, the printing method used was D’Nealian. It made the transition to cursive almost seamless. I would love to see our schools use this method rather than block printing.

I agree with Rep. Pat Hurley that learning cursive handwriting helps children with brain development and motor skills. I hope this bill passes, and all children are once again taught cursive handwriting.

Nancy Dunford

Raleigh

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