Handwriting is a critical skill every student learns. In recent years, we've seen a decline in this activity, making this form of writing a lost art. In this digital age, it may seem as though handwriting is no longer a necessary component of daily life. We disagree with this mindset. The truth is, even though typing has replaced how we write for the most part, there are still some times when writing by hand is necessary. It's important that when this happens, our handwriting is legible.
Maybe you're compiling a shopping list, or writing down a note for someone. What if that someone can't read your writing? Practicing common handwriting techniques at a young age can instill this timeless skill deep in students' framework so that they can retain that skill throughout their lives.
In celebration of National Handwriting Day on January 23rd, we've compiled a selection of task cards to practice key handwriting techniques.