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Handwriting Instruction is Not What it Used to Be

View the article by Jane Hawes on the Columbus Parent website.

Jane Hawes’ article provides additional fodder for the continuing debate about handwriting instruction in today’s schools. Kathleen Wright, Zaner-Bloser’s national handwriting product manager, weighs in:

Some people think it’s just an art form. But it’s so much more than that. (Handwriting) is one of the few fine-motor skill activities that take place in the classroom. That attention to detail, it’s been proven it helps kids learn better. And you want to give children all the skills and tools they need to learn.

Read the full article—including an occupational therapist’s view about why this skill is a necessity—on the Columbus Parent website.



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