Tomorrow, January 23, 2010, is National Handwriting Day. While the "holiday" may have been created in the 1970's by the writing-instrument manufacturing community, National Handwriting Day remains a great opportunity to remind students and parents about the importance and value of strengthening penmanship skills.
According to the American Federation of Teachers, “students’ sentence-writing skills, the amount they write, and the quality of their writing all improve along with their handwriting.”
Here are a few links to interesting Handwriting Day activity ideas:
- How to Celebrate National Handwriting Day
- Templates and Activity Ideas from Crayola
- Pentel's National Handwriting Day Contest
- Activity Handouts from TeacherVision
Happy National Handwriting Day!
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