Handwriting is important. Even with the digital age upon us, we still have to write things, sign things and the art of handwriting is not dead and never will be dead. I get so nostalgic looking at recipe cards from my grandma or mom, because I recognize their handwriting and it brings me a feeling of comfort. My father passed away when I was in high school and I have a few cards and letters he wrote me when I was little and his handwriting evokes so many emotions for me. I’m so grateful I have these things.
BIC® Mechanical Pencils have been helping kids reach their potential for over 30 years. This year they are celebrating 30 years and encouraging us to get writing through their Fight for Your Write mission to help save handwriting by writing with BIC® Mechanical Pencils.
I went to BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign the pledge to save handwriting. It was so easy.
Simply fill it out and take the pledge to save handwriting. You can win a $1,200 value BIC Prize Pack to help your family, more importantly your children, write more at home. There is no purchase necessary, US residents only, 18 and over, ends 9/14/15. If you want to learn more and sign the pledge yourself, visit www.bicfightforyourwrite.com.
BIC has made a huge effort in making writing fun. With exciting colors and styles, your kids will enjoy writing with BIC mechanical pencils for years to come. Did you know that each BIC mechanical pencils is the equivalent to 2 1/2 lead pencils? This means more writing, which is a good thing!
Here are 5 ideas to get your kids writing more:
1. Provide fun, colorful and stylish BIC Mechanical Pencils, there is everything from sparkly pencils, to glitter, to bright bold colors to comfortable grips. There is something for everyone no matter their age.
2. Give them prompts to write about. Encourage them to write about the trip they just took for their summer vacation. Ask them questions and get them to write their answers down. Just got a new dog? Have your child write about how you picked the name, or about the breed or the funny things your dog does. Make it fun!
3. New supplies are always exciting. Do you remember going back to school shopping and getting all new supplies? Now’s the time to go stock up and pick up extra packs of paper, a binder, notebooks and folders to keep at home so they have a special, brand new place to keep the writing that they are doing.
4. Teach your child to make to-do lists. Even younger children can do this. It can be as simple as “wake up”, “brush teeth”, “fix hair”, “get dressed” or more complex for the older children “finish the essay for biology”, “research tarantulas”, “pick up dress for homecoming”. The important part is to get your child writing and a having a daily task reminder like a to-do list, is a great way to keep on writing. If to-do lists aren’t that style, ask them to help make grocery lists, or make a list of their favorite things to do, foods to eat, etc.
5. Encourage the art of letter writing. Have them write a letter to grandma, or a friend they met in summer camp. With email all the rage, letters are less and less, yet there is nothing like going to the mailbox and finding a hand written envelope with a hand written letter inside.
I have suggested five great ways to get your kids writing more. What tips and suggestions do you have? How do you get your kids writing more?
Ready for some Sweepstakes Fun?
Head on over to the BIC Facebook page and watch for upcoming sweepstakes to be announced on various dates. You will learn fun facts about the Mechanical Pencil’s history and you can enter the Surprise 30th birthday sweepstakes on the following dates:
- 8/6 Giveaway: No Purchase Necessary, U.S. Only, 18+. Ends on 8/6/15
- 8/16 Giveaway: No Purchase Necessary, U.S. Only, 18+. Ends on 8/16/15
- 8/28 Giveaway: No Purchase Necessary, U.S. Only, 18+. Ends on 8/28/15
- 9/10 Giveaway: No Purchase Necessary, U.S. Only, 18+. Ends on 9/10/15