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Sunday, September 25, 2011
Face it. In a world where technology rules all, adults seldom pick up pens and pencils to write notes, but instead turn to keyboards and touchpads. Even as the ease and speed of technology saves busy parents valuable time, young children are now falling into the same routine.
And they lose a very critical element in learning : handwriting.
Bid farewell to the god-like patience of a teacher guiding students hands over and under dashed lines to perfect penmanship. Forty states have adopted the Common Core Curriculum, the nation’s guide of what’s to be taught in classrooms. Cursive didn’t make the cut.
In fact, it is common for teachers nowadays to exclude hand writing from the curriculum altogether and focus more on typing -- a more 21st century approach.
Studies have shown that hand writing boosts learning functions for all ages, especially grade school students. Young students develop better motor skills and hand-eye coordination, as well as an improved learning of shapes and letters. A recent study from Indiana University showed handwriting even increases brain activity and improves memory for children.
Even with the benefits of hand writing, there is no sign of technology slowing down. A study by Parenting/BlogHer polled over 1,000 tech- savvy mothers and found that 1 in 4 mothers allow their children to interact with a smart phone by the tender age of two. By the time the children turn four, 60% of children have used a computer, 43% have used a digital camera, 32% have used a smart phone, 25% have used an iPod, and 14% have used a tablet computer.
Judy Perry, Professor of Computer Science at California State University, Fullerton, cringes at those statistics.
“Not my children!” She says.
Perry has created computer programs to help her children learn the basics of grade school, but even her expertise in technology cannot help with all aspects of learning. Her son, who is now 10, was born at just four pounds. Since then, his motor skills have not fully developed for his age. Perry helps him practice certain exercises to develop his motor skills, such as beading, and yes, handwriting.
Sometimes, it's just the little things that may motivate our young ones to keep writing. Our online store offers fun pencil cases, pencils, erasers, and more to help sharpen the skills so little people knew were developed through hand writing.
While yesterday’s signatures are now today’s PIN numbers, it is hard to say whether or not the penmanship of future generations will start to resemble a doctor’s prescription note. That may be the case one day, especially if children have their hands on keypads instead and away from pencils.
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Monday, January 17, 2011
Iwako Erasers - 2011's Hottest Trade!
Kawaii! What's cooler than Iwako erasers? Trading Iwako erasers! These cute, colorful Japanese erasers have become the coolest things to trade since trading began – and that’s like older than The Simpsons or your ancient great Aunt. So let's check out why Iwako erasers are so hot right now.
So many Iwako Erasers to choose from!
There are lots of reasons why tradable Iwako erasers are so cool. Probably the biggest reason – there’re more Iwako Erasers than there are Pokemon – like so many totally cute choices! MASSIVE! There are so many different types of Iwako erasers, you’ll never double up, there’s always something newer and fresher and cuter than the last – so trading is always fun and full of surprises!
Trim down and get healthy, trade in your hamburger and fries erasers…
And brand new from Japan, be the FIRST to get your hands on these:
And the top trader – Scented Japanese Soda Erasers….
Need more? Be the first of your friends to check out CoolPencilCase.com and get your hands on our top traders! There are so many adorable themes and characters in the Iwako range you'll never collect them all!
Allowance friendly trading! Iwako Erasers are totally affordable!
The thing about trading stuff is you need something to trade and if you don’t have the cash, you’ve got….nothing! Thankfully, you can buy Iwako erasers really cheaply and start your trading fun without busting your allowance. They’re the super cute Japanese tradable that is perfect for your budget. And check out all the Japanese Iwako collecable erasers from Cool Pencil Case!
Irresistible: A girls gorgeous best friend…..you’ll never trade her!
Trading stuff with your friends is fun. Trading Iwako erasers with your friends is even more fun! It's probably the best thing about going to school – and certainly the hottest trade in town!
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