Recently, a new Young Rembrandts franchisee told me something awesome about her son’s university… Virginia Tech instituted a rule where all notetaking was to be done by hand. No laptops. No keyboarding of any kind. Just good old paper and pencil. (I assume pens are allowed. Haha.)
The key to prevent summer learning loss for all kids, especially visual learners, is to make learning hands on, make it visual, add lots of art and time to create and above all – make it FUN. Summer is great for messy, creative and experimental activities because everything can be done outside!
Handwriting is really just drawing letters. And every child can use a little more practice with pencil control and focusing on what they are writing without the pressure of having to generate unique thoughts to write. My 7 Days to Better Handwriting is designed to do just that.