Cursive Writing

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Did you know that cursive writing is no longer being taught? The new Common Core State Standards being implemented in classrooms across the country make no mention of cursive. Many school districts have simply stopped teaching it. Now, lawmakers in several states are passing new state requirements that cursive be taught.

In the meantime, here is an app that may help:

Cursive Writing Wizard – Trace Letters and Words
$3.99 on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch (iOS 5.1 or later), for ages 5-12.

 

Why we like it: It turns your iPad into a highly customizable cursive writing tutorial that takes up where Writing Wizard leaves off. The best part about this app? The way you can customize it to just about any child, or school curriculum.

Your conception of how a child learns to write cursive letters just might need to change. Even your kindergartener can come to school already knowing cursive.

Here is a video from the publisher:

Maybe citizens should be able to read The Declaration of Independence or the Constitution!

-Marilyn