Reasons Why Cursive is Good for Your Brain!

cursive STICKERTurns out cursive is really good for your brain! Click here to view a quick video by Discovery News that shows some study results that show how good cursive is for your brain! Here are some highlights from the video:

  • Cursive teaches the brain a functional specialization
  • Cursive activates multiple areas of the brain at once
  • Cursive improves fine motor skills because it’s more demanding (in terms of movement tasks) than print is
  • Practices handwriting increases neural activity
  • The broad range of letter shapes in cursive increases visual recognition skills
  • Cursive engages students more in by giving them a better sense of style and giving them a sense of ownership over their own handwriting
  • Cursive enhances creativity