Every spring there are a few parents who insist upon teaching their 5 or 6 year old Kindergarten child to write in cursive. What are these parents thinking? It has taken me the entire school year to get these same children to write the uppercase and lowercase letters correctly going from top to bottom and now you want them to learn cursive! Learning to write letters is very developmental and most young children would prefer to form letters from the bottom to the top rather than top to bottom. Now that many, but not all Kindergartners, have the ability to form the letters correctly, please do not confuse the process by introducing cursive. There are no first grade classrooms that I know of that teach/or allow cursive to be used so really parents, what IS the rush? Please spend this time encouraging your child to continue to form letters correctly so that when he/she arrives in first grade correct letter formation will not become a problem. Save learning cursive until it is taught at your child’s school.