Handwriting on the decline

In a technology heavy world, we now live in, it’s no surprise that handwriting skills in younger children is on the decline. It’s a not something that it used a lot at home or indeed in schools for a lot of the time, yet it’s such an important skill to take on into adulthood. Some statistics around handwriting include 60% of teachers saying they would be able to teach handwriting more effectively in school if they had more support from parents at home.


National Pen have put together some tips and advice on how you can help encourage your child to spend some time practising this skill and help develop this vital skill. There are many benefits to developing this skill which include improving focus and relaxation. Why not try taking some time out to help your children practise, maybe you could set some fun challenges or activities such as sending letters or writing handwritten creative stories at home.