This post is written by the Experimental Mommy. While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions are 100% mine.
With another school year started, we are in the thick of homework, projects and research papers. I am happy that my daughters’ school puts an emphasis on creative writing and I am thrilled that my kids have started their own blog to reinforce what they are learning in school.
But in this digital age, why is handwriting important? Research has shown that writing fosters children’s emotional and cognitive development, helps foster critical thinking skills and improves academic achievement. Because writing is by far one of the most important learning tools for a child’s academic success, BIC’s is encouraging more students to practice, practice, practice with the “Fight For Your Write” campaign.
The campaign offers information about writing and tips from literacy expert Pam Allyn to help parents, caregivers and students make a commitment to write more often. You will also find some pretty great resources for teachers and parents to inspire kids.
One way to inspire handwriting is to give your kids the right tools. This year, BIC has launched the first line of children’s writing instruments in the U.S. designed specifically to help children learn to write called BIC Kids. The products, which were designed with the help of teachers and other experts in the field, provide young students with a unique guiding line to direct finger placement and are ergonomically designed specifically for kids’ hands.
And even though I am a digital girl, I am a pen and paper advocate at heart. A fresh calendar and fancy writing tools like the BIC Pencil X-tra Shine make me want to sit down and get organized. And my oldest daughter can use pens for the first time in school this year, so tools like the BIC 4 Color Metallic Pen make her excited to do homework.
How do you encourage your kids to write? Tell me in the comments below and enter in the Rafflecopter widget to win a Back to School Pack from BIC!