Why is handwriting important – level 2

09-04-2024 15:00

These days, screens and keyboards are becoming more important than handwriting.

But experts say that handwriting is very important for our memory, thinking, and also academic success. The question is whether children should continue to practice writing. Some studies suggest that handwriting helps develop our brains, especially for young children. Moreover, if you write well, it can lead to better grades at school. Writing helps children connect letters with sounds, which is healthy for the brain.

Research suggests that physically writing something down improves working memory, which is something typing on a keyboard cannot do. Therefore, using pencil and paper may be more beneficial than typing on a phone.

Difficult words: academic (related to school and learning), keyboard (a panel of keys on a computer or phone), beneficial (helpful, useful).

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Do studies show that handwriting is more beneficial for developing brains and academic success compared to typing on a keyboard?


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