Why it may be a good idea to revive the forgotten art of handwriting.

Recent research suggests that writing by hand helps to improve our cognitive abilities and keep our minds sharp. Besides the obvious benefit of aiding motor-skill development in kids, several studies have come out that show how the oft-forgotten art of handwriting improves our thought process and learning ability. The reason for it, as researchers say, is that writing out the letters and alphabets by hand engages our brain and makes it work a little harder than when simply typing them out on a computer, thus keeping our minds sharp.

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