It comes as no surprise that creative writing requires a little more discipline and fine-tuning than when you write regularly. Add to that, with many children learning to use their hands on computers and gadgets now, writing on paper, in a cursive manner is becoming an old skill. However, children should continue practising this lost art because cursive writing makes them use their hand muscles in a different manner and activates a part of your brain which hones motor skills. This is why cursive writing was usually recommended for children between the ages of 5 and beyond, so as to help fine tune their motor skills. It also helps perfect neural pathways and improves mental efficiency.