What skills, techniques or methods can I use to help teach my child typography?

I’m teaching my child, who is 5, how to write and I wondered if it would be a bad idea to teach the foundations of typography and if any skills or techniques exist for children that can help show them how to progress in typography and writing skills?

So far I have come up with:

  • The anatomy but I’m having to make it into a game because I don’t want to bore her:

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  • The different types of font styles.


Teaching her the names of the different parts might not work, it really depends how much she loves letters. You could probably try some basic script writing if she can already manage some writing. I’m sure there are books to practice that but I can’t name any off the top of my head. Try to tie typography with things she already likes a lot. I heard of a study that said you can get a kid to eat more brocoli if you just put a Spongbob sticker on it!

Some activities I can think of for that age would be:

  • Draw a single big letter together and name the parts as she goes. Make it fun, change the letters to characters.

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  • Make her write in general and look at different ways to write the same letter

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  • Get some letter stencils that she can use in her drawings. I used to love those around her age! (yes I was a nerd, still am)

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  • Build letters with objects

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