The Art of Writing


We're starting a new project to help inspire children to continue to learn the art of writing (cursive) and we need your help. We want to send you a postcard and we'd love it if you would write us back.

As many of you know, as a society, we're increasingly starting to write, less and less. With the advent of computers and mobile devices, our physical need to actually put pen to paper is dramatically decreasing. Of course, there may be as many advantages to this as there are disadvantages, but that's a conversation for another time.

Perhaps one of the most glaring disadvantages, at least that we're experiencing, is that, because children aren't witnessing adults and older children write, they're growing up with less and less interest in learning how. In many respects, especially in our culture, we only "need" to write checks. Even that, though, is becoming outdated. When was the last time you wrote a letter? Or a postcard? Believe it or not, it's become an observable international phenomenon: children just aren't learning to write, like they once did.

With your help, we thought we would up the game. Do you have a grandchild that attends Baan Dek? We would enjoy nothing more than sending you a postcard. Are you a teacher at another school who would like to start a correspondence? We would love to hear from you. Are you a friend from another country? Let us know (send us your name and address, and we'll send you a note.

Would you like to start the correspondence? Feel free to send us a postcard at: 1836 W. Grand Arbor Circle, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 57108, USA.