Handwriting still matters

June 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

“Why handwriting still  matters” is the title of an article by pediatrician P. Klass reproduced in the Globe and Mail, June 24, 2016, p. L5 – unfortunately locked so you may not be able to read it.

From the article, research shows that:

  • handwriting engages the mind and helps children pay attention to written language
  • there positive links between good handwriting and academic achievement
  • handwriting  is more than a motor skill; the brain  connects the visual and language (unlike typing/keyboarding)

The author sums up by writing” we should be careful that the lure  of the digital world doesn’t take away significant experiences that can have real impacts on children’s brains. Mastering handwriting…is a way of making written language your own”

The Professional Library has written several articles on  handwriting/cursive , including  Is Cursive a Lost Art (Judy A, librarian, author). Judy’s article included some references, here is  another:

TDSB teachers may ask for any of these articles by contacting the library at (416) 395-8289 or professionallibrary@tdsb.on.ca. Passwords to ebooks and journals               http://bit.ly/PL-Passwords  – remember to login using yur TDSB login, not your personal gmail.

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