I believe that learning handwriting beyond printing, is essential for kids.
I was totally shocked one day when I needed to get a signature from a youth that was about 13 years old and they did not know how to do anything by print their name. From that day onward, I ensured that I would pay attention to my Little One and her progression in handwriting from the time she started printing to now when she is interested in cursive.
Luckily my Little One is very interested in “fancy writing” so she naturally practices cursive on her own. She explores various ways to make her letters and I show her the ways I do mine.
I am very excited about the below BIC Fight for your Write and my Little One and I will be working on the weekly challenges for educational growth and for a good cause. 🙂
Be A Handwriting Hero and Join the
BIC Fight For Your Write Movement
In 2016, the BIC Fight For Your Write Movement Supports
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
Learning how to write by hand is a pivotal milestone in every child’s education and emotional development. The sense of pride that children feel when they successfully read a book, tie their shoe laces or ride a bike without training wheels for the first time is similar to the sense of accomplishment they experience when they learn how to write their name. It elicits a sense of independence that helps children become thoughtful, inquisitive and confident learners.
To rally Canadian parents, BIC – a leading manufacturer of writing, marking and correction products – is encouraging everyone to join the BIC Fight For Your Write movement and make handwriting part of every child’s daily life. The campaign includes weekly handwriting challenges parents can share with their kids to spark creativity and make handwriting fun.
BIC wants to help ensure that all Canadian children and youth have access to the best possible tools for success. That’s why in 2016, BIC Fight For Your Write is supporting Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, a leading provider of quality after school and out-of-school programs for children and youth, to help develop their abilities, self-esteem, confidence and skills for life. For every handwriting submission received, BIC will donate $10 to Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada!*
“Writing by hand is a core developmental skill that helps cultivate children’s imagination and offers them a creative outlet to express what they’re thinking and feeling,” says Sharon Vinderine, Founder and CEO of Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA Media), a community of parents who test and rate products. “As an expert on parent-approved products, I’ve worked with parents across the country and the most rewarding moments are those where they see a sense of accomplishment and pride in their child as they learn and grow; learning how to write by hand is one of these special moments and that’s why it’s so important to regularly practice handwriting with your family.”
Be a Handwriting Hero!
The BIC Fight For Your Write movement is a simple way to remind Canadians that writing by hand matters. Every week, from August 9 until September 19, visit www.BICFightForYourWrite.ca and be a Handwriting Hero by participating in BIC’s weekly handwriting challenges. For every submission, BIC will donate $10 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada*, enter you into a weekly draw for a chance to win amazing BIC® Stationery prizes and give you one entry into the grand prize draw to win $5,000 towards your child’s education.**
“We encourage all Canadian parents to get involved with the BIC Fight For Your Write movement and be a Handwriting Hero in their child’s life,” says Gustavo Carmona, Brand Manager, Stationery, BIC Inc. “Writing by hand is an essential tool for learning. It expands a child’s imagination and helps them build creativity and critical thinking skills. That’s why we’re providing resources and activities to help get kids excited and motivated to write by hand.”
“As one of the largest youth-servicing organizations in Canada, our vision is to ensure that all children and youth discover and achieve their dreams and grow up to be healthy, successful and active participants in society,” says Owen Charters, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada President & CEO. “Part of realizing this vision involves providing our members and their families with the tools, activities and challenges they need to achieve their best and develop healthy minds and bodies. We’re thrilled to partner with the BIC Fight For Your Write movement and encourage Canadian families to make handwriting part of their daily life.
Make Writing Extra-Fun!
BIC Extra-Fun StripesEngaging children in different handwriting activities including writing by hand, doodling and colouring makes learning fun and helps get them ready for the upcoming school year. “When I was younger, I remember looking forward to back-to-school shopping and being able to select new bright and colourful pens, pencils, highlighters and markers for the new school year. I was excited for my first day of school to show off my trendy new writing tools,” says Sharon Vinderine.
To help prepare children and youth for a successful school year, BIC has range of products that help make writing fun including BIC Atlantis® Original Ball Pen, BIC® Extra-Fun™ and Extra-Fun™ Stripes Pencil, BIC® Velocity® Ball Pen and BIC® Gel-ocity™ Gel Pen.
For more information and to join the BIC Fight For Your Write movement, visit www.BICFightForYourWrite.ca.
About BIC Inc.
BIC Inc. (Canada) is a subsidiary of BIC Corporation (www.bicworld.com), a leading manufacturer of stationery products, lighters and shavers. Since its founding, more than 50 years ago, BIC has honoured the tradition of providing high-quality, affordable products to consumers everywhere. Through this unwavering dedication, BIC has become one of the most recognized brands in the world today.
About Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
For more than 100 years, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada have been helping young people to discover, develop and achieve their best potential as they grow to become Canada’s future adults, citizens and leaders, by engaging them in activities that challenge them and help them develop healthy minds and bodies. As one of the largest youth-servicing agencies in Canada, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada support the healthy physical, educational and social development of more than 210,000 young people and their families in Canada each year.
About Sharon Vinderine
Sharon Vinderine is the founder and CEO of Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA Media), a community of over 70,000 parents who come together on a monthly basis to share tips, provide support to one another, evaluate products and make purchasing decisions for their family. PTPA is based on the foundation that people want the highest quality products for their children.
*Donation up to a maximum of $10,000, with a minimum of $5,000!
** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of Canada, who are over the age of majority in their province or territory of residence and a parent and/or legal guardian of a child between the age of 6 and 18. Ends 9/19/16. For Official Rules and details visit www.bicfightforyourwrite.ca