As human beings, we are all inherently driven to explore and find pleasure through the exploration of our physical senses. In a world of swiping, sliding and tapping one or more fingers in order to: navigate, zoom, shrink, pan and close… we are concerned about the propensity for our child to grow disconnected from the very fabric of her nature.
We are doing our best to develop our daughter’s natural senses and curiosities that, we believe, are as interwoven with her mental and moral fabric as physical comprehension is with conceptual learning. So much more than a formal writing system used to communicate the spoken word, handwriting is an art form that not only standardizes communication of the spoken word, but serves as the media through which any culture celebrates their collective history and individual spirit.
In my earlier post; "DMSMS: Is Handwriting Technically Obsolete?" I discussed the fact that although Smithsonian.com ran an article in March of 2013 citing: A survey in the US in 1960 found that the decision to teach cursive in elementary schools was “based mainly on tradition and wide usage, not on research findings; researchers are now using magnetic resonance imaging to study brain activity say handwriting, whether print or cursive, engages more of the brain in learning and forming ideas.”
With the help of exceptional educators, progressive manufacturers, thoughtful developers (like Montessorium ) and mindful parents, we are discovering more and more tools that support our goal of keeping cursive and related arts based in touch alive.