Book: Fun and Friendly Calligraphy for Kids
Author: Virginia Lucas Hart
Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Ulysses Press (2017)
Reading Level: Ages 7-12; Grades 2-3
Purchase: Online or at local retailers
I myself was parochially educated. The Palmer Method, its whorls and zigs, came before I learned to print. I can still see its script posters bordering my classroom. Strangely enough, the only printing I saw was in books. The beauty of good penmanship cannot be in dispute. It is an art. I have heard and read in horror too many times how cursive writing is obsolete, is a waste of time, Many public schools across the U. S. A. have even removed it from curriculum. Gee, I wonder how easy it is going to be for forgers signing….
Computers are great tools for writing and editing, but they like a woman’s full heavy tote are sometimes a bother. Me, I need my pen and paper to jot down lists, notes, reminders. Isn’t that the reason for Stickies? Athletes practice seemingly all the time. Practice builds skills. Why should it be any different for those writing? Thank goodness, not everyone wants to hear that he/she writes like a doctor! As a teacher, parent, grandparent, I have always encouraged everyone to do his/her best. It is all that can ever be expected.
I truly recommend Fun and Friendly Calligraphy fore Kids as a jumping into place. This book is a hands-on guide to developing writing skills and style. Its comprehensive introduction, calligraphy terms, modern calligraphy, learning letterforms, developing style, time to practice, and ways to use calligraphy. Oh, and as there is still the little kid that resides within each of us, those reading and grade levels are only suggested ones. Adults are allowed.
Consider calligraphy like doodling. It is drawing, an art form that has evolved through the ages. Try it. Encourage it. With holiday planning and gift giving again here, bet I am going to fill some stockings with fun things. For the artsy-crafty one, it will be an easy job. Its copy of Fun and Friendly Calligraphy for Kids to reference, drawing pencils, colored pencils, soap erasers, drawing paper certainly will not be the same old, same old.
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