Report: Hands-on activities impart problem-solving skills

07/15/2008 | MSNBC

Working with their hands helps students develop important cognitive skills that may be lost as more young people eschew such things as crafts, music and shop work in favor of a computer keyboard, a new report commissioned by the Ruskin Mill Educational Trust says. "Working with one's own hands in a real-world 3-D environment is imperative for full cognitive and intellectual development," said report author Aric Sigman. "That allows young people to experience how the world works in practice ... and to make informed judgments about abstract concepts."

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