NY-based startup ABC and UP has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter in support of its new innovative Cool Cursive. It’s a cursive Flashcard game which is aimed to “Make America Write Again” and to reintroduce children to the amazing cognitive and motor benefits of writing and reading cursive script. Educational yet fun, the game can be played by kids and adults alike.
The crowdfunding campaign is geared to raise $12,000 by October 3, 2017, and is already nearly halfway toward its goal.
“Modern communication through computers and smartphones are no doubt edgy, but somewhere along the way, it has dealt a severe blow to the age-old practice of ‘writing’ with pen and paper.” Stated Sam Gutman from ABC and UP. “It’s sad because cursive writing that we were taught in school comes with a host of significant development benefits that you don’t get when typing. But ABC and UP is all set to change the scene for better and make America ‘write’ again through its new inspiring Cool Cursive. It’s an educational, yet fun game that will help kids (and adults!) learn to identify cursive letters easily via a fun card game. These cards also double as flashcards to teach little ones how to pen cursive letters.”
The Cool Cursive game and project support the passed and upcoming legislation in 20 US States which call for bringing back script (cursive writing) in schools and lives.
The wide range of benefits if cursive writing benefits include:
- Enhanced brain development
- Improved motor skills
- Enhanced language & working memory
- Increased creativity
- Boosted SAT scores
Cursive writing integrates strong hand and eye coordination which stimulates the brain synapses as well as synchronicity between right and left hemispheres.
“Cursive writing also presents an aesthetic visual, and there is a warmth in handwritten notes that you don’t get in typed texts.” Mr. Gutman stated. “Doesn’t the next generation also deserve the ability to write a handwritten thank you note as well?”
Cool Cursive is an easy play for all ages. It can be played with 2-4 multiple players, with 14 cards for each. The essence of the game is to arrange the cards alphabetically. Players choose seven cards to keep face down while seven additional cards are laid out face up. Cards are designed in both regular and cursive fonts (both Capital and Small letters).
A cool range of rewards are waiting for the backers. These include the Cool Cursive Flashcards at a discounted price, MAWA Pencil pack, and the name of the backer on the Cursive Hall of Fame Pillar of Support.
“Cool Cursive is committed to the development of children’s education, and we seek folks from all across America to Make America Write Again!”
To show your support for Cool Cursive, visit the Kickstarter campaign page.
Company Name: ABC and UP
State: New York
Country: United States