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What is the importance of learning one's own handwriting in the development of children? What effects does handwriting have on personality? How do children learn to write correctly from a motor and didactic point of view? What is the best way for children to learn to write – keyboard, touch screen or pen?
Our interdisciplinary panel of experts has dealt intensively with these and other questions. Here are their opinions.
"Writing parents show the child that writing makes sense."
Prof. Wolfgang Steinig
Professor of Linguistics and Language Didactics at the University of Siegen
"For children, writing means calming down."
"The presence of smartphones prevents boredom. But boredom drives creativity.”
Resident occupational therapist and author from Mönchengladbach
"Writing by hand promotes the development of the brain."
Prof. Renate Zimmer
Professor at the Institute for Sport and Movement Science at the University of Osnabrück
"Writing releases blockages and gets people moving. People have a positive experience of writing by hand.
” Angela Thamm
Director of the Institute for Games and Language in Aachen
"Cursive writing is meditative and relaxing."
elementary school teacher from Worms
"Writing by hand [requires] a deeper reflection, which is important for personal development."
Prof. Guido Nottbusch
Professor for primary school education at the University of Potsdam
"The experience of handwriting is experienced as closeness, because something arises from the person himself.
Prof. Wolfgang Steinig Professor
of Linguistics and Language Didactics at the University of Siegen