Educators use Play-Doh, songs to teach handwriting

Some Arizona educators are getting back to handwriting basics, teaching students to form letters using Play-Doh as part of the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum for kindergarten through fifth-graders. The curriculum teaches such things as how to properly grip a pencil to how to form cursive letters. Despite the use of technology, such as computers and cell phones, teachers say handwriting instruction is not obsolete, and proper instruction will help students in school and in life.

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