One of the things I've noticed over the years as I've interacted with children and books, is that depending upon the font used, children may have trouble identifying the letters. I've recently noticed my son has hit this stage and knew it was time to pull out "The Funny Font Book." When I went digging in my boxes of school materials from my teaching past, my "Funny Font Book" wasn't in good shape anymore and I had to make another one. Luckily, you get to benefit as well! (Download below)
The Purpose of "The Funny Font Book":
We live in a world full of fonts. Advertising, environmental print, and books all have various fonts that serve different purposes aesthetically. Depending on the font, certain letters can look differently, making it hard for young learners to identify the letter...even if they might already know it.
While I am using the typical "teacher" handwriting to teach my son, we are still addressing the "funny letters". One of the ways that we are addressing these "funny letters" at our house is through the use of "The Funny Font Book."
- Download The Funny Font Book from my blog.
- Print. (I suggest using cardstock for durability.)
- Laminate. (This is optional, but I HIGHLY recommend it!)
- Punch holes in the left side and insert Metal Book Rings.
- Explore the book and draw attention to the "funny letters" with your child.
- For more fun, try some extension activities mentioned in the download with your child.