With all of the technology available from computers with word processors, text messaging, email and tweeting, kids don’t write things down nearly as much as they used to because the need to write things down just isn’t there. But having good penmanship is still important, not only because there are times things do have to be written down such as filling out forms, taking notes in class or even making out a grocery list. One way to get kids interested in improving their penmanship, using personalized pencils is a great way to do it.
Since there are still a lot of situations in school that require handwritten work, having good penmanship is still very important. Not only will teachers appreciate being able to read the answers on tests and on homework, later in life, the kids will appreciate being able to read their own handwriting as well. In order to encourage kids to practice their handwriting skills, personalized pencils can serve a dual purpose.
First, having personalized pencils gives the child something that connects them to the writing process. They’ll have more desire to write with an instrument that has their name on it and personalized pencils fit that bill perfectly. The kids will actually enjoy writing with them more than a regular pencil and they’ll love the fact that everyone knows they’ve got pencils with their name on them.
The next purpose is the carrot and stick approach. While they’re practicing and using them for school work, they’ll be using those pencils. You can offer to buy them more personalized pencils as they use them and when they show improvement in their penmanship, you can offer to buy them personalized pens as well. This gives them a goal to work towards and a reason to practice their handwriting skills as any kid who enjoys having personalized pencils will certainly appreciate having personalized pens.
Yes, handwriting may not be as necessary as it was before computers and the internet came along. There are still plenty of reasons kids need to learn how to write and having good penmanship is as important now as it was back in the days when everything had to be written down instead of printed off. Not only is it easier to read well penned papers but with excellent penmanship it’s actually enjoyable to read. Encouraging your children to invest some time and effort into their penmanship by getting them personalized pencils with their school supplies can be the trigger that brings out the artist in them.