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The Value of Learning to Write

Written By: Kelly Holt  |  Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Write it, learn it. Recent studies suggest that - surprise! - handwriting is important. Beyond the obvious advantages (your pharmacist can read your doctor's prescription, say), research has revealed that the art of writing is an important learning tool.

Gwendolyn Bounds notes in the October 5 Wall Street Journal that children benefit from handwriting, which engages their brains in learning. It improves their expression and idea composition, she says, and helps them develop fine motor skills and learn letters and shapes.

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