Handwriting camp teaches letters, yoga

Posted at 3:52 PM, Jun 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 17:50:13-04

Can you read your own handwriting? No, seriously, this isn't a trick question.

A study out from CNN shows 33 percent of adults find their own handwriting illegible.

A camp offered by Creighton University Pediatric Therapy helps nip that problem in the bud before kids get to that point.

For the past three week, Jennifer Glazer has taught children in a handwriting camp. Parents can sign their kids up to turn their scribbles into, well, far more legible scribbles. It's not as tough as it sounds though. Kids will mostly learn through Ipad games and writing on the wall with shaving cream and colored markers.

"The ultimate goal is just to make hand-writting fun", says Glazer.

Glazer also introduces yoga poses like 'downward dog' and 'cobra' to strengthen the kids grip. The course is intended for children age four through eight.  Studies show that the earlier a child learns to write, the earlier they can learn to read and retain information.

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