Writing has been a small but important part our daily routine. Kellan has pretty much mastered writing his first name in capital letters and now we're working on writing his last name. We only spend as long as he wants on writing, but I try to make it fun so he will stay interested. I point out letters on street signs, buildings and labels and tell him how they build words. We are all about letters right now.
So when I read that Indiana's Department of Education will no longer require schools to teach cursive, I was definitely amused. Maybe some parents are actually glad to avoid the hours and hours devoted to practicing cursive. I imagine the decision doesn't actually mean students in Indiana will never learn cursive, but it is an interesting sign of the times. The department of education will require students to be proficient in typing, but allows individual schools to decide if students will learn cursive.
It seems like most students would be solid typists whether it's required or not. With the proliferation of personal computers and gadgets like iPads, it's only a matter of time before a kid will be typing 60 words a minute. So it seems I'd better enjoy my days of block letters because tiny typing hands may be around the corner!