I thought about a Lamy student fountain pen and might be getting her a few next year (hey it's less than a month away and mommy and daddy have already blown their wad on Santa). I have been looking for some good pencils. She has a heavy hand and the regular #2s are snapping like dry twigs.
She is a perfectionist in that she gets frustrated when she sees my handwriting (No comments from the peanut gallery) and wants it to be like mine (PRINTING!! not the scribble I send you folks :).
Numbers are getting better the 5s still tend to look like S's. and the 3's look like E's b and d get confused. But over all she's doing great. Papa couldn't be prouder. Letters/Cards written by her are starting to go out. Some may have already received a few.
So, here is my question to you folks. Do you have little ones (preferably under 8)? Do THEY like getting mail, small trinkets? Are they interested in letters? How/Do you encourage their stories/writing?
She is now writing books with stories/drawings, so I have been assembling a few pages and stapling them together, a cover and 3-4 interior pages. She is getting a sketch book and some colored pencils for Christmas. The crayons are just not holding up, and she wants to use what I'm using.
So I went online to one of my accounts and let them both pick what they wanted. They chose this.
With that, don't forget the giveaway I'm doing for December. A Very nice box of Original Crown Mill and Arpa Handmade letter set. Only 19 days left to enter!!
Till next time..
My children are grown up now and their penmanship is better than most people their age, but their spelling and grammar skills are excellent. I think it is so cool that the nephews want stationery and a fountain pen!ReplyDelete
From the penmanship I have seen lately, I am appalled. How can the education system not be correcting this from the get go. I know no child left behind and all that but if you can't read their hand writing.Delete
Not everything is typed.
I think a pencil that is a bit chubby may work for your daughter if you can find one; little fingers grip bigger things easier. My son's school actually provides fountain pens for each of the students which I'm really pleased about, though James (age 9) writes much better with a gel pen. His handwriting suddenly became more fluid. I think it's great that Kaylee wants to write. People downplay writing these days, but it's a wonderful skill, and there was recently a study that concluded handwriting is a fine motor skill that promotes more intricate though patterns, but then we letter writers always knew that.ReplyDelete
I have tried some of the chubby pencils. They seem almost too big. I am really thinking of the Lamy student FP.Delete
Your nephews have great taste! Cool stationery :-) If I didn't already have too much of my own I'd be checking it out (oh well I may anyway ;-)ReplyDelete
I really like the stationery. Bought a set of each for myself as well, bugs and animals.Delete
I love it when I hear that young kids want to write, and I thinks it great that you are encouraging it. :)ReplyDelete
I have told them, I will buy all the stamps, postcards, stationery you need. Go at it!Delete
Dodson, I wrote to you about pens and such. There are reasons why "fat" pencils are recommended for young children. It's all about muscles and development. Erin read and wrote when she was three. She is a great artist and has a degree in piano performance. Her hands are small. She wears a size 5 ring. When she cried to use my pencils, pens and markers, but had problems, her pediatrician warned us to be patient. I started using the fat pencils with her and the rest is history. I have Kaylee's dwarfing with her sig on my board. Patience. It's great that she has a patient dad as an example.ReplyDelete
I bought that pen back in October. It's for an older child, but you should see her handwriting! Kudos to you and those nephews. May there always be penners.
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I ordered Kaylee some FAT pencils this morning. cannot believe how hard it is to find these things locallyDelete