Pisanje. Vir: Pixabay
Vir: Pixabay

Handwriting is a motor skill that has many benefits

You probably write a lot in your notebooks at school. Do you like doing this?

Do you prefer getting worksheets and handouts from your teachers rather than taking notes in your notebooks?

Writing by hand is sometimes a bit superfluous, but it brings many benefits.

Pisanje spisov v šoli. Vir: Adobe Stock
Source: Adobe Stock

It is a skill that encourages creativity, improves understanding, and increases focus.

It is organized by Društvo Radi pišemo z roko, an association called We like to write by hand, together with the Slovene Ministry of Education and the Slovene Institute of Education.

Everyone who is interested, enjoys, and wants to make people aware of the importance of handwriting – is active in the association.

The president of the association, Nadja Lazar, explains how complex the activity of handwriting actually is.

But this motor skill is not only important for children.

Each script is unique and unreplicable. At the same time, each one reflects a person’s personality and character.

The expert who studies handwriting is called a graphologist.

Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing. Photo: Yuliia Hurzhos/Dreamstime
Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing. Photo: Yuliia Hurzhos/Dreamstime

Around 60,000 pupils, students, and adults are participating in this year’s handwriting week.

Participating in the week of handwriting is most encouraged in elementary schools, but high schools, intergenerational centers, homes for the elderly, libraries, and even tourist associations are getting involved.


A benefit is an advantage, something good.

Superfluous means unnecessary, extra.

Unreplicable means not able to be repeated.

Cursive is when the handwritten letters are joined.

Points to Consider

  1. How often do you write by hand?
  2. What does your handwriting look like? Is it cursive or print?
  3. Do you know what calligraphy is?


The original version of this article was published on 23rd January.

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Svetina is an English translator, EFL educator, and graphic designer. She is an American who has lived in Slovenia since 2008. She loves hiking and traveling with her family.

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