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Michele Rosenbaum's Home Studio

Kids Cursive Writing

Learn the art of cursive handwriting! Cursive requires continuous, flowing motions that connect letters and can help develop better hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. The art and act of forming cursive letters may activate different areas of the brain for word recognition.

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Kids Cursive Writing
Kids Cursive Writing

Time & Location

Jul 04, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Michele Rosenbaum's Home Studio, 13245 S Iron Mountain Blvd, Portland, OR 97219, USA

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Learn the art of cursive handwriting! Cursive requires continuous, flowing motions that connect letters and can help develop better hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.  The art and act of forming cursive letters may activate different areas of the brain for word recognition.  We'll start by mastering the essentials – proper posture, pencil grip, and warm-up exercises.  Next, we'll break down each letter, focusing on stroke order and proper formation. Finally, we'll explore the practical applications of cursive from creating your own signature to writing and addressing personalized notes.

Benefits:

  • Improved coordination: Cursive requires continuous, flowing motions that connect letters. This can help develop better hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills in the fingers and wrists.
  • Brain activation: The act of forming cursive letters may activate different areas of the brain compared to printing. This broader neural engagement could potentially benefit overall motor control.
  • Muscle memory: Repeated practice of cursive movements can lead to muscle memory, allowing for smoother and faster writing in the future.
  • Letter recognition: Cursive letters often connect in ways that emphasize the overall shape of the word. This might aid in recognizing whole words more easily, especially for younger children who are still developing reading fluency.
  • Reading Comprehension: The theory suggests that the brain uses similar pathways for reading and writing cursive. Reinforcement through practicing cursive writing could reinforce these pathways, leading to better reading comprehension.  Research is ongoing in this area and cursive should be seen as an enhancement.  Building a strong foundation in phonic, phonetic awareness and vocabulary remains crucial for reading success.  

Focusing on engaging children in activities that promote literacy and motor skill development in a fun way is at the core of this learning to write in cursive class.

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