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Originally Posted by ShaggyDaddy View Post
I never understand how I am not preaching to the choir when I am speaking to people on a social, educational, entertaining website about the importance of using the computer for social, educational, and entertaining things.
Well, I hear ya and agree. I'm very thankful for computers. Computers bring out the writer in me. I am capable of writing very well - but I have a bit of that Eddison trait - if I'm hand writing I get caught up in the mechanics and correcting - especially spelling which I'm horrible at. With a computer I'm able to let go of all that and focus on fluency. Mechanical errors and spelling can be corrected later, and the computer will even help! I really feel fluent writing in the skill to focus on from the start. As a college writing instructor, I was surprised at how poorly students coming into a Big 10 university could write and how difficult many students found writing. I really think it was due to miseducation in their younger years. It's really important to set up positive associations with writing.
post #42 of 47
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Originally Posted by moondiapers View Post
It's more because I believe in limiting any screen time until children are much older....it's the left over Waldorfian in me Screen time can have a very negative effect on a still developing brain.
oh gothca. Sometimes I forget that people believe that.
post #43 of 47
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so children should at least learn how to sign their names in cursive, even if they never learn how to write anything else.
I do not sign my name in cursive. It's not really printing either. It's just my own unique way of forming the letters.

That said, my kids are unschooled...so if any of them choose to learn cursive, I will support it wholeheartedly. If not, then it isn't important.
post #44 of 47
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Originally Posted by townmouse View Post
Cursive has come very easily to my boys. My oldest son has nearly illegible printing, but with cursive he is forced to slow down a little his cursive is much easier to read.
Are your boys artistic or like to line draw?
post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by Marsupialmom View Post
You want to look into the Palmer method.
I was looking up the Palmer method (which is very nice - http://www.educationalfontware.com/VP_cursive.html ) and found this...

Students Shirk Cursive As Keyboard Rules in Third Grade
post #46 of 47
We really like this: http://www.cep.pdx.edu/titles/italic...s/author.shtml

Getty and Dubay are a great alternative to looped cursive. It even helped MY horrible handwriting!
post #47 of 47
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Promoting the Art of Ornamental Penmanship -
http://www.zanerian.com/
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