What Learning Cursive Does for Your Brain

Waldorf schools still dedicate time focusing on penmanship in the classroom. Our current grade four teacher says this is “not because I think my students will be writing cursive letters to their business associates as adults, but because teaching it expands other capacities in their brains. Just like learning higher math is really training your brain to think logically, learning cursive has effects on the development of eloquence, comprehension and flow in composition writing and complex reasoning.” Here is an article from Psychology Today, highlighting a few of the reasons that this “old fashioned” skill still has high relevance in our ever-changing world. http://www.psychologytoday.com/em/120399