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Can your kids write in cursive? Came across this interesting article in a link from

Do they still teach it? My son is only 3 so he hasn't gotten to that stage yet. I know how to write cursive of course, but I only do it when I sign my name. I remember when every assignment we did had to be in cursive. I sure don't miss it, LOL. And I can type out what I'm thinking much faster than I can write it out.


Asked by thatgirl70 at 4:58 PM on Sep. 15, 2010 in

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  • I had to teach it when I taught 3rd. I personally found it pointless to teach. Some of the kids hated it, and I couldn't read half their papers, for some needed to still perfect their PRINT. I NEVER write in cursive myself, unless to sign my name.


    Answer by KairisMama at 5:39 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • No I don't believe they teach it anymore which I think is a shame.

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 5:05 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • I have no idea because my son is 1, but I hated cursive! lol

    Answer by Stephernie88 at 5:00 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • My son is 14 and he was taught. He does both in class. It is not a requirement on papers.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 5:07 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • theres no point to it. they tell you when you're a kid that you need to learn cursive because thats all they use in highschool and then the kid gets into highschool and everything is in manuscript

    Answer by aliishott2 at 5:13 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Yes, they do teach it- at least at the school I teach at and at the school my son goes to

    Answer by skittles1108 at 5:30 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • In my kids' school they learn cursive in 3rd grade.

    Answer by colethky at 5:30 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • i never thought about it too much...maybe it will dye out telling time and tying shoes?

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 5:44 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • I know our schools still teach it. But no, my kids aren't old enough for that yet, so they don't know it. I love to write and do it all the time. At this point my hand writing is like half and half... I can't do just printing or just cursive without really trying. It's all kind of a hybrid...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:46 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Oh I love writing in cursive. That made me feel grown lol. My dd will learn it in 2nd and 3rd grade. She cant wait either.

    Answer by mekarevell at 6:55 PM on Sep. 15, 2010