Origins of writing, writing materials, printing, typewriters and calligraphy are among the topics in this fascinating selection of articles gathered together by the British Library. Follow this link to read more.
Here we cover national and international news relating to handwriting, with links to articles on external websites.
Getting pupils to produce good handwriting across all subjects isn’t easy – but we’ve found a solution, says one head. Article in TES.
Children leaving primary school aren’t meeting UK National Curriculum handwriting standards, leaving them struggling with secondary school demands. See article in The Mirror.
Children’s habits are changing. Where once a toddler might have played with bricks, now they are more likely to play on an iPad. Such devices can provide a welcome distraction for busy parents and an attractive source of sensory stimulation for young children but does it mean that children are not developing the fine motor […]
Technology is having an impact on children’s handwriting ability. But what does this mean for learning and development? Read Harriet Swain’s article in The Guardian.
Parents the world over are concerned that touchscreen and tablet technology is negatively impacting children’s handwriting. But while some say that technology overuse will impact developing dexterity and handwriting skills, the fact is that there has been no research to date which systematically examines the relationship between technology use, hand strength and handwriting production. Article in The […]
See AJC article
French language article in Paris Match
See French-language article in MCE
French language article in Konbini
Article in Portuguese Publico
Toddlers’ excessive use of touchscreens is leaving the muscles in their hands so weak they cannot grip a pencil, specialists warn. See Express article.