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Crowdfunder: Preserving cursive writing

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Campaign: Cursive is endangered. Together we can preserve it.

Cursive handwriting is becoming a lost art. With the near universal use of word processing and ever-increasing pressures on classroom time, many schools have removed cursive from the curriculum.

Why, they ask, should students learn to write in cursive in the age of tablets and iPhones?

While electronic devices have added an element of convenience to the writing process, evidence is mounting that putting pen to paper has benefits that typing cannot replace. That’s why Linda Shrewsbury, created CursiveLogic, an innovative method that teaches the entire lowercase alphabet in four simple lessons.

CursiveLogic makes teaching cursive so easy, there’s no reason to cut it from the curriculum.

CursiveLogic is different from other handwriting methods because, instead of relying on rote memorization, CursiveLogic relies on the inherent structure of the cursive alphabet. The CursiveLogic instruction method contains two key features: Letters grouped by shape and Letter strings.

On January 14th, Senior Professor of Neuroscience at Texas A&M, Dr. William Klemm, endorsed CursiveLogic calling it “An Intelligent New Way to Teach Cursive.” Dr. Klemm is one of the foremost experts in the world on the connection between handwriting and cognitive development.

This campaign strives to bring this innovation to the attention of the public and help save cursive from disappearing.

The campaign’s goal is $25,000 and ends on February 19.

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