It is a true and proven fact that writing by hand strengthens the learning process.
Various psycho-pedagogical studies speak of the importance of handwriting for the development of intelligence and the composition of ideas. WRITING BY HAND HELPS TO FIX CONCEPTS AND KEEP THE MIND ACTIVE.
Magnetic resonances carried out by scientists from the University of Indiana (USA), have shown that writing by hand activates more regions of the brain and favors the learning of forms, symbols and languages. Also, this technique helps to BETTER EXPRESS THOUGHTS AND IDEAS. Even for some neurological disorders, the ability to write can serve as a diagnostic tool.
For his part, Dr. Virgilio Hernando Requejo, a neurologist at the Madrid-Norte Sanchinarro Hospital, says that: “The representation that the hand has in the cerebral cortex is enormous. When writing with a pen or pencil we use the brain much more than when we use the computer keyboard. Therefore, there is no doubt that if we stop writing by hand for a while, the brain structures will change.
Despite technological advances, writing continues to be one of the basic and essential learning processes for children, since when writing by hand the movements involved leave a motor memory in the sensorimotor part of the brain that helps us recognize the letters and plays a very important role in the process of visual recognition during reading.
Before tackling the complex task for the child of learning to read and write successfully, it is necessary to master the body and its movements, space and time, and to have a certain habit of attention and concentration.
For this, it is very necessary to carry out previous fine psychomotor activities, whose objective is the acquisition of precise motor skills that favor control and mastery of the organs involved in writing, from global movements of the arm to fine movements. of the fingers
Among these previous activities, it is worth highlighting those of mincing, sewing exercises on plates and frames with giant needles, games for stringing pieces of different shapes and sizes on rigid pivots and on a flexible cord, strength and flexibility exercises with chain laces. , torn from paper, cut with scissors, etc. See materials to work on fine motor skills
One of the bases of early childhood education, a key stage in the education of children, is their correct preparation in pre-writing, teaching them in a natural way to hold the pencil correctly, that is to say with three fingers (thumb, index and middle fingers placed around it "doing the clamp"). But first of all, it must be taken into account that at the beginning the child's hand is not formed and prepared to hold a pencil of normal diameter and its control is still in its development phase.
For this reason, various studies have indicated how the IDEAL "adapter" DESIGN should be to effectively help children achieve their new goal "write correctly" :
- Thick diameter , to facilitate its grip.
- Triangular in shape, which is the one that best adapts to learning the clamp.
- Soft texture for effortless punching, painting and writing.
- With a wide non-slip and anti-stress grip area and with a support point.
In short, an instrument that, due to its ergonomic design, offers a relaxed position for the hand and encourages motivation to write and draw.
Based on all this and to facilitate the learning of writing and get children to enjoy it, we have designed the "Adapta - LADO" aimed at creating a good habit in the way of writing and drawing, helping the child to hold the correctly shaped pen giving you a good foundation for developing clear and legible handwriting.
Corrects two errors in the posture when picking up the pencil
More information in:
- "Using adapters in writing": http://kulunka.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/doc_13.pdf