In the world of texts and email, more and more schools are replacing handwriting curriculum with computer-based lessons, and children have a harder time using a pen or pencil than a keyboard or touchscreen. Penmanship may not be a vital business skill, but nothing adds that personal touch more than a beautiful handwritten letter or thank you card. It is crucial for parents to encourage their child’s penmanship education at home. Fun and Friendly Calligraphy for Kids features hundreds of colorful step-by-step photos, easy-to-follow instructions and fun practice activities specifically designed to teach youngsters the art of modern calligraphy. Children will learn several traditional writing techniques in addition to learning how to mix their own ink, decorate and enhance the alphabet, and create their own fun style. This book not only teaches children methods of modern calligraphy, it inspires them to use the beautiful art of hand-lettering in the real world, with instructions to design their own monograms, autographs, stationery, thank you cards and more.