Benefits of handwriting for children

Handwriting is a foundation skill critical for literacy success. 

It influences:

  • Visual recognition of letters, which improves reading and overall literacy

  • Fine motor and visual co-ordination skills

  • Increased brain activity and development at an age where the opportunity to develop the brain is accelerated

  • Improved memory

  • Ability for children to spend less time thinking about letter formation and more time critical thinking (and imagining!)