"Wisconsin is one of over forty states that actually don’t require any handwriting components as part of their core curriculum," she said.
In a world dominated by technology, some debate handwriting isn't a necessary skill. Kebbekus strongly disagrees.
"It incorporates the right and left side of our brain and that’s important for higher level critical processes," Kebbekus said.
Buiding brain connections aren't the only benefit. According to Kebbekus, putting a pen or pencil to paper, can boost memory and improve fine motor skills.
Kebbekus uses a popular program called Learning Without Tears. The curriculum focuses on sensory play like using wood pieces to build letters.
It might sound unusual, but if a kid is struggling with handwriting skills, Kebbekus has them crawl on the floor or do other sensory exercises.
"Trying to bring as many sensory components into the writing of letters, play down on the floor where you are incorporating weight bearing on your hands."
Instead of swiping on a tablet, to keep a child's brain developing, parents at home can have their child play a musical instrument or build blocks. Practice handwriting, even a better idea, according to Kebekus.
She explained handwriting uses both hemispheres of the brain. Texting or typing just uses one.