handwriting and brain wiring

The Wall Street Journal has an article up on handwriting and the brain.  I'll note that handwork can be done in many ways: from sewing to sculpture to beading. All handwork builds the brain somehow; the article and video focus on phonetic writing. The video just assumes the learning struggle between parent and child is natural and ok.  A 4-year old child being taught writing is quite young even by current pedadgogical practices. Increasingly, successful systems like Finland delay the start of schooling. Warning: ads are embedded in the video.

I sat with some homeschooling moms the other day discussing various handwork approaches including how Waldorf sees this work.   Here is a post  Teaching Handwork where Narsingh Khalsa presents more information on this topic.

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