Is handwriting old school?

Amid the evolution of smartphones and a decreased focus on writing in U.S. schools, a new crusade to energize parents and educators about the importance of writing and its benefits for children is being introduced this month by BIC, a leading maker of writing instruments.
“Writing is an essential tool for learning,” said Pam Allyn, Fight For Your Write spokesperson, literacy advocate, education expert, author and founder of LitWorld, a global organization that advocates for children’s rights as readers, writers and learners. “The practice of writing helps with learning letters and shapes, and can improve idea composition, expression and fine motor-skill development – all important foundations for future success.”
According to Allyn, writing fosters children’s emotional growth, helps develop critical thinking skills and improves academic achievement.
In support of the mission, BIC has launched “Fight For Your Write,” which offers information about the importance of writing and provides parents with ideas and activities to encourage writing in their home. BIC has also partnered with, a not-for-profit organization, to increase student success by empowering teachers and providing them with resources for their classrooms.
Allyn said BIC’s campaign shines a light on the importance of writing in our lives, and also gives schools the tools they need to join the crusade.
For more information and to join the Fight for Your Write movement,
I know kids love to text but what about write? With pen and paper?

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