Are you finding it challenging to get your kids to write? Because me, too! Sigh. This is why I’m happy about bubble writing to motivate them.
First of all, bubble writing is really lettering, or making letters fancy, silly, scary, poofy, etc.
We found tons of lettering ideas in the book, How to Be the Best Bubblewriter in the World Ever – from monster letters (below) to caveman letters.
Another great book we like is Hand Lettering and Beginning Calligraphy for Kids.
And calligraphy might interest your child – what do you think? Calligraphy for Kids?
If you’re looking for free how-to lettering tutorials, try these.
Audrey Wood’s Blue Sky
Recently, we read Audrey Wood’s newest picture book, Blue Sky. It’s a simple but lovely story that captures a child’s observations of the sky — blue sky, rain sky, sunset sky. Wood’s text shows lettering at its best. Each set of words illustrate the sky they describe.
See if your kids will observe the sky. Then, talk about the different types of sky. Can it give them ideas for new ways to write letters? Show the sky in letters!
And Still They Resist
It’s entirely possible your kids will still resist writing even with bubble writing. Writing doesn’t come easily to most kids – you’re using so many systems to think of what to write, to form the letters, to write while thinking about ideas, spelling, punctuation, . . . it’s a lot.
Keep trying. Keep encouraging. Don’t forget to write with them. It’s special time with you and will keep your own creative energy flowing.
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