Tactile learners would also be affected in the future if good penmanship instruction is not stressed, said Little.
“Many kinesthetic learners need to experience the physical forming of letters in order to get a good grasp on letter recognition, so I think many children could really struggle without good penmanship instruction. Some children may do very well without that instruction, though,” she said. “Part of me fears that, with too much focus on technology, a barrier could form in the future that would make people unable to read old documents, letters and other writings that existed prior to the digital age.”
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