With the advancement of technology comes to loss of important skills like handwriting. I know I spend a lot more time typing on a computer than I do actually writing out things with paper and pen. I think handwriting is a very important skill that needs to be taught to all children. Many children spend so much time on electronic devices that they have very poor penmanship.
Did you know that writing is also a critical learning tool for children? Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity.
I’ve been working with Jude (1st grade) to help him with his handwriting. I decided to take advantage of his love for technology and downloaded a handwriting app on my iPad. We used the BIC Kids Stylus so he learns how to properly hold a pen/pencil while writing his letters. He loves that he can practice his writing and “play” on the iPad.
BIC Fight For Your Write
Join BIC in their Fight For Your Write Campaign to save handwriting. BIC is giving a minimum donation of 50,000 pens and pencils to AdoptAClassroom.org and will continue to donate 1 pen/pencil for every signature from now until 12/31/14 (up to 100,000).
Sign the petition NOW to SAVE HANDWRITING.
Why is writing important?
- Writing is an important vehicle for communication because it distinguishes us and promotes individuality.
- Writing is also an important learning tool for children. Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity.
- Together we want to show children just how great writing can be…and how great they can be!
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