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Are kids still being taught cursive?


Asked by staciandababy at 1:37 PM on Feb. 11, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I just asked this question a couple weeks ago!. The general consensus was YES and the most agreed reasoning was so kids can learn how to sign their name lol. I don't even use cursive to sign my name. I scribble. I learned that well before I learned cursive!


    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 1:43 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • i believe so. they have to learn how to sign their name.

    Answer by tnm786 at 1:38 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • Our school district does not teach it. My kids go to a classical education charter school and they do teach it.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 1:42 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • They did at the private school DS went to for PreK. He started learning it there. He can sign his name now. I don't know if they do in the public school here or not.

    Answer by kmath at 1:44 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • They touched on it when they were younger but I can't say they were taught it. They focused on keyboarding classes instead in early elementary school, about third grade I think. Sign of the times.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 2:23 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • My oldest son was taught cursive last year when he was in fifth grade. I wish they would teach typing.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 2:37 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • Our school district does not, but I homeschool and I do.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 2:48 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • I am trying to tell her a cursive P is a P and she keeps saying, no mom that's a J

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 1:45 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • They teach that damn D'Nealian writing style now. I hate hate hate it. Books are not written in it therefore it confuses kids. I think it's a way to combined cursive and writing. She knew all her letters, but had to relearn them in kindergarten.

    Answer by PandaGwen at 1:48 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • no. They don't even teach proper penmanship anymore. The kid's writing is atrocious and their spelling as well!

    Answer by daylily888 at 1:54 PM on Feb. 11, 2013