Writing helps children become more confident, creative and awesome! Writing is an important learning tool that gives children the power to share their thoughts and ideas with the world in a meaningful way. That’s why BIC wants parents, teachers and caregivers to join us and Fight For Your Write!LEARN MORE
Learn how BIC is on a mission to save handwriting
Activities, ideas & items to download to inspire writing
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Sign the petition to encourage writing in schools
Why Fight For Your Write with BIC?
Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write. Writing is an important vehicle for communication because it distinguishes us and promotes individuality. Did you know that writing is also a critical learning tool for children? Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Together we want to show children just how great writing can be…and how great they can be!
Improves Cognitive Development
Experts recommend at least 15 minutes of handwriting instruction each day for students. Research has shown that improved handwriting skills have benefits for cognitive development, motor skills and can lead to improved writing skills and comprehension.Learn More
Helps Reading Skills
Research has proven that there is a positive correlation between better handwriting skills and increased academic performance in reading and writing. When students spend less time concentrating on the basics of letter formation, "students can better focus on the planning and thought organization that is required for effective composition."Learn More
"Studies show that children who write frequently, both at school and at home, feel more confident in their writing abilities. This confidence translates into success in all academic subjects and in nonacademic environments as well." – Pam Allyn, Your Child’s Writing Life and "Prepare My Child for School: Early Childhood Education," U.S. Department of Education.
According to an expert in educational psychology from the University of Washington, handwriting instruction benefits students' cognitive development as well as motor functioning. For example, some of the motor and cognitive tasks associated with handwriting are the following: ideation, text production, punctuation, planning, spelling, grammar.Learn More
Betters School Performance
Handwriting builds a solid foundation for school success. Research shows that handwriting is a foundational skill that can influence student’s reading, writing, language use, and critical thinking.Learn More
Help Us Save Handwriting Because...
had college-level courses that prepared them to teach handwriting
grades 4-12 were writing below grade level on a national writing exam
were unprepared to write at a college level
Handwriting engages 14 different abilities
Organized Physical Movements
Inner Expressive Language
Concentration with Awareness
Find Out What BIC Is Doing
Writing is an exciting learning opportunity for children. At BIC, we think it should also be fun! The Fight For Your Write campaign promotes the importance of writing, and gives parents and educators a great source for ideas and activities that encourage and inspire writing.
Click below to download the BIC Fight For Your Write press release and learn more about the importance of handwriting!
TOOLS & TIPS
Celebrate Writing with Fun and Creative Activities!
BIC believes in inspiring kids to want to write, because writing is such an important step in a child’s development. With cool tools and activities that make handwriting fun, we can all help kids learn to love writing. Don’t forget, kids are watching you. Let them see you writing, talk together about something you’re writing and ask their opinion. Being engaged in writing is key.
Five Tips That Will Inspire
Kids to Write
1. Set aside specific times during the week for writing stories, songs or even jokes. Let your kids use their imaginations!
2. Have an assortment of colorful pens, pencils and markers on hand that will make kids want to spend more time writing.
3. Make writing special for kids with their own personal table, desk, or designated area. Get them excited about their own writing space!
4. Give kids a fun assignment that requires them to write. Make a birthday wish list or write a letter to someone famous.
5. Make up games around writing. Practice signing their autograph to give to mom or dad.
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Summertime Writing Here!
Links/Info for Parents & Educators
Check out some of these great writing resources!
Why is writing important? Writing affects many developmental areas that are essential to how children learn and process information. The practice of writing activates a child’s mind, aids in memory and hones fine motor skills. Writing is by nature, personal and individual. Kids form their identities through writing. They use it as a tool for expressing their emotions and feeling and for discovering their own imaginations and creativity. Check out these terrific resources for more information on why handwriting is so important. Click a link below to learn more!
Expert Profile - Pam Allyn
Pam Allyn is the Executive Director and founder of LitWorld, a global organization advocating for children’s rights as readers, writers and learners. She is also the Executive Director and Founder of LitLife, a national organization dedicated to school improvement. She is the author of the acclaimed and award-winning What to Read When: The Books and Stories to Read with Your Child – And All The Best Times To Read Them (Penguin Avery), Complete Year Series (Scholastic), and Your Child’s Writing Life (Penguin Avery) among many other titles.
Pam is widely known as a motivational speaker advocating for reading and writing as human rights that belong to all people. Her personal quest to bring literacy to every child stems from a deeper desire to bring dignity to every child, and to empower children to read and write powerfully, effectively, and with passion in ways that will change their worlds and the worlds of others. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Oprah Radio, The Huffington Post and in The New York Times. Pam has been the recipient of many awards, including the 2013 Literacy Champion Award from Scholastic.
Transform Boring Into Fun with These Amazing BIC® Products
Colorful and Bold Pens and Pencils with Personality
The perfect BIC® pen, pencil or marker can make a child feel inspired to write. At BIC, we understand how our products can reflect a child’s personality, express what they want to become one day, or just let the world know, ”Purple is my signature color.“ We offer so much variety and style; kids and adults will be amazed by what they find.
- Smooth writing pens and pencils
- Bold, classic and fashionable ink colors
- Precise writing instruments
- Variety of shapes and point sizes for that perfect fit
- Incredibly comfortable grips
- Forgiving smudge-free and erasable mechanical pencils
Check out some of our products!
From ballpoint pen to gel to roller, this awesome variety of pens provides endless hours of fun writing!
An amazing mechanical pencil that writes 2 ½ times longer than wood case pencils? Now that’s smart!
Bold and brilliant colored markers and highlighters for all of your marking needs.
Correcting mistakes has never been so cool!
In Our Mission To Save Handwriting
Thanks to everyone who participated and signed our petition! We received 18,000 signatures and have decided to extend our partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org through 12/31/14! We are giving the minimum donation of 50,000 pens and pencils to AdoptAClassroom.org now and will continue to donate one pen or pencil for every signature, with a maximum donation of 100,000, until the end of the year. Visit www.adoptaclassroom.org
Click below to sign our petition and help save handwriting!
WHAT IS THE PETITION ABOUT?
Fight for Your Write and join BIC on our mission to save handwriting!
- Writing is an important vehicle for communication because it distinguishes us and promotes individuality.
- Writing is also an important learning tool for children. Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity.
- Together we want to show children just how great writing can be…and how great they can be!
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