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Unlike typing or texting, handwriting activates regions of the brain responsible for thinking, memory and language.
It also helps to develop and strengthen fine motor skills and improves the composition and expression of ideas.
However, handwriting is disappearing from the classroom.
That’s why Domtar created these initiatives to help support and promote the benefits of handwriting.
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The Wall Street Journal - “How Handwriting Trains the Brain”
The New York Times - “What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades”
Psychology Today - “Why Writing by Hand Could Make You Smarter”
9 Ways to stay smart
Handwriting and your health
Talk to your child’s teacher and ask about handwriting
Meet with the principal and voice concerns
Bring it up at the PTA meeting
Give your child handwriting exercises at home
Start a petition
Write your congressman
Take to social media and voice your concerns
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