Have you entirely given up on handwriting? Do you still believe it helps you organize your thoughts even if you work on a computer to put together a document? Well, you may be right.
Here’s what a New York Times science article, What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades, says:
“When we write, a unique neural circuit is automatically activated,” said Stanislas Dehaene, a psychologist at the Collège de France in Paris. “There is a core recognition of the gesture in the written word, a sort of recognition by mental simulation in your brain.
“And it seems that this circuit is contributing in unique ways we didn’t realize,” he continued. “Learning is made easier.”
You can read the complete article at the above link.
Here are a few more links you’d find interesting:
What Learning Cursive Does for Your Brain (Psychology Today)
- Pencils and Brainwaves: An Analysis on Handwriting and Memory (National Math + Science Initiative)
- Handwriting in the 21st Century? PDF Research shows why handwriting belongs in today’s classroom. A summary of research presented at Handwriting in the 21st Century? An Educational Summit
Please don’t let your kids give up on cursive altogether. And try writing something yourself, especially if it has to do with learning important things.