Does Handwriting Have a Place in Today’s World?
Updated: Jul 9, 2020
In a world where computers in the classroom are commonplace, it seems that handwriting lessons have become increasingly irrelevant to most schools. However, recent studies have shown that handwriting activates the brain more than typing does.
We would like to share an article entitled “Why Writing by Hand Could Make You Smarter” written by William Klemm, D.V.M., Ph.D., a Professor of Neuroscience at Texas A&M University for Psychology Today. It explains and confirms a concept that Dr. Maria Montessori believed in and wrote about over a hundred years ago! Here is an excerpt of the article:
The benefits to brain development are similar to what you get with learning to play a musical instrument. Not everybody can afford music lessons, but everybody has access to pencil and paper. Not everybody can afford a computer for their kids—but maybe such kids are not as deprived as we would think.