Do your kids have a signature? Mine don’t. Some of mine can’t even write in cursive yet. It hasn’t been something I have pushed though we are slowly working on it.
Last night we spent our family night filling in passport forms in preparation for our trip overseas. What fun!! While doing so we learnt that kids over 10 need to sign for themselves (though parents need to verify as well.) So a big part of our evening was for the kids to find how they wanted to sign their name and practice.
We also discussed initials – as that is another official signature that they need to develop.
I had never thought of this before – had you? One good reason to still teach cursive is that eventually our kids need to have a signature – even in this digital world.
Pete and I reminisced the days when we practised our signature as kids. Pete confessed he practised his during the sermons at church (we all decided, kids as well, that this wasn’t a good role model!!) They’ll be practising all weekend and then we’ll get the forms finalised.