Even in this technological age of emails, texts and tweets, putting pen to paper stimulates the brain like nothing else. Learning to write in cursive has been shown to improve brain development in the areas of motor control, thinking, language, emotions and working memory.
Cursive writing, more than printing, stimulates brain synapses between the right and left sides of the brain, building both the physiological and the psychological links within the brain. These neurological connections help young children to build the foundation skills for reading, spelling and comprehension, as well as creative thought and expression.
Are you a school that is undecided about teaching cursive writing in Reception?
The argument that cursive writing is harder for children to learn is not borne out of fact. Research shows that children who learn cursive benefit the most, especially in the areas of spelling, memory, text construction and thought formation.
Don’t be too hasty to eliminate the opportunities for young children to develop their cognition and learn skill and work habits that will benefit them for their whole life.
Following a successful presentation at the recent IAPS Head of Pre-Prep Conference there has been a fantastic number of schools who have adopted the use of the Hemispheres Think Write Cursive Handwriting Programme. We would like to offer those schools that were not able to attend the opportunity to learn about the programme.
To explore a fun and interactive approach to teaching cursive writing especially designed for young children, or simply to read more visit www.thinkwrite-learning.co.uk or call