Handwriting Makes You Smarter!

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Handwriting Makes You Smarter!
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Mon, 06-20-2011 - 12:26pm

Sure, typing is a skill kids need to learn earlier and earlier -- what with all the laptops, cell phones and games that require it these days.

But it doesn't make you smarter like handwriting can.

New research shows writing things out by hand not only increases brain activity, but also helps develop fine motor skills and can even predict how well a student will do in school, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Typing Is Fine, but Handwriting Makes Its Mark When It Comes to Learning- http://www.parentdish.com/2011/06/17/handwriting-and-learning/

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Mon, 06-20-2011 - 1:50pm

I had always heard that.

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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 12:44pm
We are working on handwriting a bit each day. I have a workbook for my youngest and he does two pages per day. We are also going to start writing to pen pals. I think they'll have fun with that and it will keep them writing.
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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.~ Dr Seuss

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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 12:47pm

Those are great things.

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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 1:12pm
Our boys are going to write to their cousins. They are really excited about it so I think it will be a lot of fun!
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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.~ Dr Seuss

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Fri, 06-24-2011 - 1:15pm

Oh that is really awesome! Great way to keep them writing and keep the family ties together.