And here’s proof:
Well, take a moment and think to yourself, when is the last time you actually took pen to paper and wrote something down? How about your kids, or kids in your family? It’s scary to think that with so much technology now, we are writing less and less.
I personally handwrite thank you cards very often as well as my annual Christmas cards, and of course birthday cards. It’s also a requirement of my job to write down notes of employee meetings etc. I typically also write many to-do lists and thoughts in a notebook I carry with me daily, but I’m “grown”, my kids are less and less exposed to the need for handwriting.
Handwriting is critical to a child’s education and development and plays a vital role in helping children build confidence, creativity, critical thinking and fine-motor skills, says Pam Allyn, a literacy advocate, education expert and author and founder of LitWorld.
BIC – a leading manufacturer of writing, marking and correction products – launched the BIC Fight For Your Write movement to encourage Canadian families to help save handwriting for future generations.
This movement includes taking a simple pledge like I did to save handwriting as well as great tips to make handwriting fun for children. Here are 5 great tips to get them started:
It’s exciting to see my son starting to write at such a young age.
At only 3 years old, he loves his chalkboard, but he also loves mimicking the rest of us in the house and using a pen on scrap pieces of paper. BIC is a recognized name for providing quality writing instruments to suit any subject.
Not only did BIC launch this amazing campaign, they also partnered up with the Breakfast Club of Canada to ensure that kids go to school hungry for knowledge not hungry for food!
Getting my teens to eat breakfast daily is a big struggle at our house most mornings. They don’t realize breakfast is brain food and that 60% of learning in school happens before lunch! I’m grateful my son cannot and will not start his day without breakfast. 1 out of 3 isn’t bad right? We’re working on it!
The BIC Fight For Your Write campaign is donating $10,000 directly to Breakfast Club of Canada AND giving an additional $10,000 of stationary supplies to Canadian schools in need!
Are you motivated to WRITE NOW!?! When you take the BIC Fight For Your Write pledge, you are not only influencing the younger generation, you are also remembering it’s importance in your own life and helping support a wonderful, positive venture with BIC and the Breakfast Club of Canada.
Oh, but that’s not all! You can win a $200 stationary prize pack!
Open to Canada only, void where prohibited. Ends Oct 9, 2015 Good luck!