- BIC® commits
- Grapho-motor development
- Bic Handwriting Olympiad 2016
Writing is an essential part of learning for children, and a stimulating, necessary activity for adults.
What does writing do?
There are many scientific studies showing that handwriting:
- stimulates development of synaptic connections in the brain
- helps with movement coordination and develops fine motor control (hand-eye coordination)
- supports memory skills
- helps to develop concentration
- helps to structure thinking
Writing concerns us all!
In school, as well as for individual development
TEENAGERS AND STUDENTS
To express personality, for note-taking and memory development
ADULTS AND PROFESSIONALS
For structured thinking, communications, etc.
BIC and writing
The BIC® Cristal ballpoint was created in 1950 and revolutionising handwriting.
In 2014, Bic launched a range specifically for learning to write, developed with the help of experts in psycho-motor skills, primary school teachers and children themselves.
The BIC writing mission
A combined approach to writing
Writing demands a good command of graphical skills combined with linguistic knowledge.
When pupils are writing they must be aware that they are forming shapes organised in a regulated way on the page, using a method for encoding and communicating the spoken language.
Objectives of good learning
The ability to link hand movements together must be worked on in order to develop a natural, fluid handwriting.
Success in this learning process relies on:
- good grapho-motor skills,
- controlled grip of writing tools
- proper body position
- sustained attention, to establish a cognitive process with anticipation of actions.
BIC® has been working for many years to develop writing tools that are more comfortable to use, and help achieve fluid hand movements.
On the website you will find:
- support for developing motor control
- the latest news
- events associated with handwriting
- coding and plastic arts activities.
At BIC® we're constantly looking ahead to better engage with this mission, and will continue to work on specific activities for 2016…