We live in a technologically-driven world; there’s no way around it. From computers to tablets to smartphones and everything in between, our kids are so much more exposed to technology in their daily lives compared to anything we experienced at their ages. While it’s crucial to be well-versed in all things electronics in this changing time, there are some things that need to remain constant, handwriting for example. Handwriting is important and it’s a skill that needs to be developed and taught, no matter the growth and change that happens.
When I was much younger in elementary school, when friends were playing with baby dolls and Barbies, I’d set up a sign shop and try to convince my little brothers and sister and all of the neighborhood friends to commission me to create whatever sign their little heart desired. Whether it was a fierce Keep Out sign or a decorative sign letting everyone know whose room they were visiting, I thrived on creating. I’d practice for hours to perfect various kinds of fun lettering styles and save my pennies to purchase markers and other key art supplies to make it all happen.
As I got older and made it in to cheer leading and student council, I was always the one who was asked to make the giant school spirit posters and I loved every second of it. My art work graced the hallways of our high school and it. was. awesome. All of the hard work I’d put it when I was little was paying off.
Now, as my children are embarking on their own handwriting journey, I try to instill a love of good penmanship so they too can feel the pride of leaving their own personal mark on life. For as great as technology is, they will always need to be able to fill in papers and documents and sign their names, and if they’re anything like me, they’ll need to write everything down to remember everything!
BIC is on a mission to save handwriting and Fight for Your Write! As a former teacher myself, I know that handwriting has so many amazing benefits, but here are a few key ones to keep in mind:
- Writing helps foster creativity.
- Writing can help improve critical thinking skills.
- Writing boosts self-confidence.
- Better writers make better readers.
Why wouldn’t want all of these things for your children?
It’s only by continuously practicing and valuing my handwriting abilities that I’m able to share this hand-scripted piece of art with you.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bic. The opinions and text are all mine.
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