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Does handwriting matter?

Not very much, according to many educators. The Common Core standards, which have been adopted in most states, call for teaching legible writing, but only in kindergarten and first grade. After that, the emphasis quickly shifts to proficiency on the keyboard.

But psychologists and neuroscientists say it is far too soon to declare handwriting a relic of the past. Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity. (1)

We used to be silent.
We used to talk.
We used to write.
Now we just type.

We used to be Gods.
We used to be wise.
We used to be clever.
Now we just type.

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