Toddlers’ excessive use of touchscreens is leaving the muscles in their hands so weak they cannot grip a pencil, specialists warn. See Express article.
Here we cover national and international news relating to handwriting, with links to articles on external websites.
See NewsCut article, Minnesota Public Radio
A child’s phone obsession could be making it harder for them to write. According to handwriting, kids are spending too much time swiping screens, and as a result, they’re not developing the […]
Article in Portuguese Observador
Article in The Telegraph
Doctors have warned that overuse of electronic screens is leaving some children unable to hold a pen properly. But while learning as an adult is difficult, it’s not impossible. See […]
The US state of Illinois has passed a law requiring school students to learn joined-up handwriting, or “cursive”, overriding the governor’s veto. It is no longer a requirement in US […]
The End of Key Stage Assessments for Writing last year (commonly known as SATs), included requirements for handwriting which caused widespread concern, especially in regard to joining. This year’s requirements […]
Over a quarter of UK primary school pupils aren’t able to join up a word and third of teachers say that handwriting standards are worsening. Watch discussion on Good Morning […]
Teaching cursive handwriting doesn’t have nearly the value we think it does. Read article by Philip Ball on Nautilus.
Blog article by Ruth Miskin What is cursive handwriting? ‘Cursive’ or ‘joined-up’ handwriting is any style of writing where letters are joined to make writing faster. Formal cursive joins all […]
It’s important to teach children how to write – especially in a keyboard world. Article in Gulf News.