Handwriting – should we still teach it? Is it outdated in the techno age? Perhaps we shouldn’t teach it in schools and save precious time for maths, reading, composition and story writing? Occupational therapist, Bunty McDougall, author of The Happy Handwriter, explores the latest research on handwriting.
This is a good Infographic to have on hand when speaking to parents about their children. It is reasonable for parents to believe that in this techno age that handwriting really doesn’t have a place anymore. Most of them work on computers all day and may very reasonably wonder why we make such a big deal about it. This Infographic will quickly and succinctly show why it is important and move the conversation onto focusing on what to do about it, rather than whether it is relevant.
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