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As today's rapidly evolving technology leads children to learn how to text and type at increasingly early ages, the value of teaching proper handwriting is sometimes overlooked. However, teachers at Columbia Public Schools in Columbia, Missouri are spending time on proper handwriting - and their students are reaping the benefits.
Janet Tilley, the district's language arts coordinator recognizes the importance of including handwriting in the curriculum. She explains how handwriting correlates with the development of writing fluency and fine motor skills and how it enhances the cognitive processes needed for composition.
View the full article on The Columbia Daily Tribune website to read about how just five minutes of cursive handwriting per day can make a significant difference for students.