I remember reading that schools were starting to abandon handwriting and it left my mind unsettled.  My intuition told me that handwriting was important but my logic couldn’t tell me why.  I haven’t heard too many people care either way but maybe they should. Some evidence is starting to come out indicating that handwriting actually makes learning easier.  That when we write a “unique” neural circuit becomes activated which helps us retain and create new ideas.  To read more of this fascinating article click here.  If you’re even more curious you can do a google search on “is handwriting good for the brain”.