Will kids lose their handwriting skills if they type?

Keep in mind that handwriting and typing are different skills. Practicing typing shouldn't negatively affect your kid's handwriting unless she isn't devoting time to writing. In short, it can be valuable for kids to experience a balance; both skills are important to develop as they grow. What's more, both writing and typing help develop fine motor skills. The ability to grip and scribble with a crayon, for example, will naturally precede a child's ability to intentionally touch a target object, which is required for typing.

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