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Former Tulsa educator creates program, Cursive Logic, to help young children learn cursive quickly

Posted at 6:43 PM, Apr 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-12 19:43:47-04

The lost art of cursive may be making a comeback thanks to the help of former Tulsa educator, Linda Shrewsbury and her program, Cursive Logic.

Created to help teach a student with learning challenges, Shrewsbury came up with a method grouping words by shape leaving behind the concept of teaching each word in order.

"The idea is that with one muscle movement you've learned to make six letters and now you can actually write words," Shrewsbury said. 

Funded by a Kickstarter campaign, Shrewsbury raised more than $33,000 to begin printing books and now has 16 schools world wide participating in her program.  

Mary Pohlman has taught elementary education for 30 years and says Cursive Logic has revolutionized the way she teaches her students how to write. 

"She gave me the books to bring back and I started using it and the kids absolutely love it," Pohlman said.

Although many schools no longer require cursive to be taught in the curriculum, Shrewsbury believes that every student should be a given the opportunity to learn the art regardless of it's day-to-day use.

"We've got technology, we've got cars, but we don't tricycles away from kids. We still let kids learn to ride tricycles because that's a very beneficial thing. I think it's the very same thing with handwriting," Shrewsbury said. 

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