All hail the mighty pen more handwriting less typing

Posted Monday, August 14, 2017 by National Pen.
All hail the mighty pen more handwriting less typing

Tapping away on a keyboard might feel like the most efficient way to write, but research shows that this is preventing effective information retention, hand-to-eye coordination, and the ability to focus the mind. However, in the case of writing by hand, exactly the opposite holds true. Angela Webb, the chair of the National Handwriting Association, said: "Handwriting also supports the development of cognitive skills such as reading, spelling and the securing of maths concepts. The physical connectivity with the pen seems to impact the brain in a way that using a keyboard does not.” There’s a lot of research out there to back up our passion for the all mighty pen, proving it really is beneficial for our brains – here are a few reasons why:

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