Handwriting Useless?

Living in the early years of the digital age, many people say that children learning handwriting is useless. However, handwriting is still important and research shows its effect on the brain versus typing is even more so. The Wall Street Journal reported on the research. http://on.wsj.com/p2ztiO

I just don’t see how you can get by with just typing or even text typing in all situations unless you just don’t do things you should, like leave a note, like make drawings in notes because it’s easier to understand, etc. Frankly I think as tablet technology improves the value in handwriting will once again become obvious. Since we’re talking handwriting if you haven’t yet seen it, after a long search (actually about 2 years and being told repeatedly it wasn’t in this cemetery which gives as a founding date a full year and a half after he died) I located Austin Palmer (the founder of Palmer Method of writing)’s grave in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Here’s the video.

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on  FacebookTwitterGoogle+,  LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently acting President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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