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Researchers Reveal the Benefits of Handwriting Skills

Researchers have found that developing handwriting skills has long-term positive effects on brain development.

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In recent years, primary school educators have begun emphasizing keyboard skills over handwriting. The Common Core standards require handwriting only through first grade, but researchers have found that developing these skills has long-term positive effects on brain development, including more rapid reading comprehension and an expansion of the brain’s cognitive resources. (The New York Times)

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