With the evolution of modern communication, kids are spending less time writing and more time typing. It’s a function of our tools – as we move from dead trees to digital it seems like a natural sequence that children would be less proficient in cursive writing.
Is this a problem?
While I push my own children to adopt reasonable skill in penmanship, I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that the concern is probably overrated. As personal information technology evolves, keyborarding (not typing), touch screen applications and voice recognition will probably render the skill obsolete. It’s a paradigm shift that’s hard for me to grasp. But nonetheless I think it’s inevitable.