An article by Carrie Gajowski, MA on the importance of cursive handwriting.
Cursive is becoming obsolete. How can that be? I remember 1st grade at Glebe Street Elementary School in Johnstown, New York, where we practiced penmanship every day. I tried to be so perfect writing out my letters. The next step was learning cursive in 2ndgrade! Once I learned how to make those curly letters, I was considered a big kid, like a rite of passage. As handwriting has disappeared with the advent of computers and smartphones, this rite of passage (and some people argue an important developmental milestone) may seem old-fashioned, outdated and irrelevant in today’s modern world.