For centuries Cursive writing has been an art and is fast disappearing. Forty five states of US that have adopted the common core state standards of English that omits cursive writing. As much as 25 to 33 percent of the total student population has been found to be unskilled in handwriting.
Handwriting skills can increase brain activation, improve performance across all academic subjects; provide foundation for higher order skills, influence reading, writing language and critical thinking.
Cursive writing is easier for children and most natural to form for children and threaded letter strokes help guide students eye left to right and definitely correlate reading with writing.
Academic performance improves with cursive writing. Because a child’s motor skills do not develop until the age of 10, handwriting instruction should be continued well beyond the childhood years. Schools thereby, should devote at least 15 minutes to handwriting instruction daily.