Take the BIC Fight for Your Write Pledge & Check Out These Writing Tips + $200 Giveaway! #BICFFYW
Take BIC’s Fight for Your Write Pledge!
You know I did!
We live in a digital world and the more digital we become, the less we use hand writing. Think about it, when is the last time that you wrote something instead of typing it or using your phone? I write everyday and use a planner for my work. On my down time and in my travels, I journal and I absolutely love it.
But, penmanship is in peril.
Despite the allure of electronics, experts agree: handwriting is critical to a child’s education and development. “Handwriting plays a role in helping children build confidence, creativity and critical thinking skills,” says Pam Allyn, a literacy advocate, education expert and author and founder of LitWorld, a global organization that advocates for children’s rights as readers, writers and learners. “Writing is an important vehicle for communication because it distinguishes us and promotes individuality. The evidence also shows that writing helps kids become better readers, improves school performance and helps develop idea composition, expression and fine-motor skills.”
Do It Write Now!
BIC is excited to launch this movement and wants to encourage Canadian families to help save handwriting for future generations. The campaign includes a pledge, along with strategies and tips for making handwriting fun for developing minds. BIC is also working with Breakfast Club of Canada to help ensure children go to school hungry for knowledge, not hungry for food.
Did you know that 60% of learning in school happens before lunch? That makes breakfast food, brain food. That’s why BIC Fight For Your Write is donating $10,000 directly to Breakfast Club of Canada and giving an additional $10,000 (retail value) of stationery supplies to Canadian schools in need through the organization.
Breakfast clubs are a godsend for those kids who start their day with nothing. I know that when we grew up, we were blessed to have taken advantage of them. Now, we are more than happy to give back whenever we can. It’s refreshing to see these initiatives and to know that the Breakfast Club of Canada operates from coast to coast and helps feed 152,000 students every day in 1,328 schools
Get Them Excited!
I try to encourage our girls to write as much as they can. Thankfully, at school they are still encouraged to write as often as possible and usually only projects are done on the computer. But, assignments are all written. I can remember the pure joy of starting the school year with brand new BIC pens to write with, there’s nothing like it. I still get that same feeling to this day. If you’re struggling on getting your kids excited about writing, use the tips above to help you get your child fight for their write!
Make It Fun.
When you have THE perfect writing instrument, it can truly make all the difference in a child’s creativity and drive to succeed. BIC has a wide array of products that help make writing fun. No matter what the subject, they are covered.
Some popular choices to include in your school supply list are: BIC Atlantis® Original Ball Pen, BIC® ExtraFun™ Pencil, BIC® 4-Color™ Ball Pen, BIC® Extra-Craze™ Mechanical Pencil, BIC® Velocity® Gel Pen, BIC® Briteliner® Highlighters and BIC Kids™ Mechanical Pencil. For more information about these awesome writing tools, go to www.bicworld.com.
Ready to WIN?
Handwriting is critical to a child’s education and development and plays a vital role in helping children build confidence, creativity, critical thinking and fine-motor skills.
That’s why BIC is rallying Canadians to take the Fight For Your Write Pledge to help save hand writing! BIC is also partnering with Breakfast Club of Canada to help ensure children go to school hungry for knowledge, not hungry for food.
To help make writing fun and keep kids engaged, BIC is offering you the chance to win a BIC stationery prize pack valued at $200!
Take the Pledge!
Writing is something that I am passionate about and it’s something that I want our future generations to be able to enjoy too. There really is nothing like a fresh page of paper in a journal, a BIC pen and your thoughts. That’s why I signed the pledge and am going to make it a point to keep it alive!
Ms. Allyn says that reading is like breathing in and writing is like breathing out – children need both to be successful. They need to do it both at home and at school to feel confident in their writing abilities. I have to agree and I know that when they feel confident, it transcends to all subjects that they study.
Visit www.BICFightForYourWrite.ca to sign the pledge and join the fight to save hand writing!
When is the last time you wrote with a pen or pencil?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.
I want to encourage my 9yr old and my 27 yr old boys to continue to write as I do every single day!!!! Thanks for the chance to win
I like to win also.
My 13yr old Niece Mariah is already a budding writer. Her imagination fascinates me. I would love to gift this to her! Plus keep a few for myself 😉
I never write anymore. I had to flll out a form by hand recently and my hand was KILLING me by the time I was done.
I want my daughter to fight for her write 🙂 GREAT review and giveaway
My two boys!! Always encouraging them to write!
My son is coming up to the age where cursive writing will be starting. If he isn't taught in school (I haven't checked yet) I'll be teaching him at home 🙂
I'd actually like to encourage myself!
I would say my son ty
I want to encourage my niece!
i want to encourage my daughter to fight for her write!
I would say a few.. my husband is a small business owner and I would encourage him for sure! He needs the encouragement, overwhelmed at times.
how would one have a signature if the schools do not teach hand writing!
my daughter 🙂
I still love to write by hand, whether it is a list, an article, my book, or whatever. Yeah, it can take longer, but I feel more of a connection with my words when I do it. I love to help the kids with whom I work to also learn to love the feeling of a pen or a pencil in their hands, so that they can experience the same.
I want to encourage my nieces and nephews.
I would encourage my 3 kids.
my children, with how schools are not educating them like before,with all the tech coming into school, children need to be encouraged now to write
I was shocked to learn that schools don't teach cursive anymore, so I have started teaching the kids at home, so with this pack I would encourage them to fight for their right to write lol
I want to encourage my grandchildren with this prize pack.
I would encourage my nieces to fight for their write, I would give them this nice prize 🙂
My daughter..she writes some amazing stories when she finally sits downs and gives it some time I wish she would write more often
i'd encourage my fiance to fight for his write! he loves to scribble and doodle!
I would like to encourage my daughters (kindergarten and grade 2) to write.
my son who would use this for school rafflecopter charityk
I like to encourage my great nieces…..with all the technology they really don't need to write with pen and paper….I am old school….I love to write…..
I want to encourage my daughter to fight for her write 🙂
I want to encourage my kids to fight for your write!!
I want to keep encouraging my teens (13,16 & 19) to keep up with their writing skills. Can’t use a computer for everything! Thanks 🙂
I'm also a fan of writing in a notebook! It helps me keep organized mentally in a way that outsourcing to an app wouldn't!
I was surprised to find out that at my daughter's school they don't really even teach cursive writing anymore. I've been teaching her at home. We always have notebooks and paper around for any type of printing, writing, drawing — it's nice to get a way from screen time for sure!
Journal…would love for them to write about their day!
I would love to encourage my nieces & nephews with this Fight for their Write prize!
all the kids around here. thanks
I love BIC products. I actually have some of their pens. I love those new products. I'll have to check them all out. This is also a great giveaway!
I like the idea of taking time ever week to write! The different colors I would use for different moods I think. It would make it more colorful and fun to read.
I encourage my grandchildren to Fight for their Write.
My son ! 😀
my son is encouraged to write draw every day i homeschool writting is part of our coure program
This is wonderful! As an elementary teacher it’s giving me tons of ideas!
My son struggles with writing, so we really need to work on it. I bet using these colorful pens would help with that issue.
because any kind of writing practice is great for kids (and adults!)
I'd like to fight for my son who loves to doodle
Ohh, I thought it was just about doodling but I've read further. I'd like to fight for both of my sons. The schools no longer teach writing in school, and I think it is something they should learn.
Wow, BIC is so great for doing that! I'd like to encourage my nephews to write!
I want to encourage my niece, she is just starting out!
This would be for the kids!
I would love to win this for my granddaughter and grandson who are in school and could really be innspired by this lovely prize.Thanks for the chance 🙂
My baby brother
I would love to encourage my daughters,
My college age kids have already gotten away from writing and they need to get it back. Tech is nice but the written word is an amazing entity!
I'd like to encourage my son, he doesn't like to write.
I want to encourage my daughters to fight for their write!
It would be great see see the kids doing some more handwriting. I notice I'm doing a lot less too! I need to get writing!
Love Bic Pens! We are obsessed with office supplies in this house, so we have a ton to choose from!
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I love using Bic pens. I started my kids writing in a journal when they were younger. It was a great way to get them to practice their handwriting.
My niece who loves to read actual books and isa teenager, I inspired her to keep a journal so this would be great.
I'd love to inspire my daughter to write!!
I definitely want to fight for my kids' write. 🙂
My nieces are exactly who should fight for their write!
I am encouraging my mom to write more. Especially lists.
I would like to encourage my teen daughter to Fight for Their Write! She hardly writes anything at all, except for at school!
I want my niece to fight for her write. 🙂
I would like to encourage myself to write more as I know my grandkids would love getting letters from me.
I want to encourage my grandkids to write more, it is so important to write neatly and to be able to express yourself using pen and paper. I much prefer getting a handwritten note over a typed one!
I want to encourage my kids to write. Their schools are very focused on using technology so I need to keep them handwriting at home.
I would like to encourage my kids.
My children 🙂
I would love to win because BIC has amazing products in this prize to write fun and easy for my kids
I would like to encourage my girls to write more, especially their grandparents.
I want to encourage my son
My nieces & nephews, I think knowing how to hand write and doing it is very important.
Pretty pens are a weakness for me. I love to look in the stationary aisle at the store.
OMG, me too!
I love to encourage our grand boys to write.
My children 🙂
That would be my daughter, whose school last year only spent a week on cursive hand writing. Now that she's in junior high, the teachers are upset that the kids don't know any cursive writing! So she has to start practicing daily to learn the technique & this prize pack would surely help get the job done!
i want to encourage my niece
I love that they are working to help childhood hunger!
Bic has always been a staple for back to school shoppers, nice to see them giving back as well
I love to see that too!
I heard one of my friends talking that they are moving away from writing and gearing her kids towards nearly all typing/electronic work in school. Such a shame. I use my planner daily as well. I just seem to retain more if I actually put pen to paper
That truly is a shame!
I would definitely like to encourage my younger siblings and little cousins!
My daughter who is just beginning to write well.
I want to encourage my son,he hates writing!
I would encourage my niece as she is just starting grade 1 and she does love to write her letters
I love the Bic brand. I am taking the pledge, too.
Great to hear!
I want to encourage the kids in the family…writing is such an important skill that should never be replaced by a keyboard.
I would encourage my niece.
I would love to encourage young children to fight for their write so they can be confident in their own skills as they are in relying on technology
i would encourage young kids everywhere to write more
I'd encourage my niece and nephew.
for my son 🙂 they need to keep on writing 🙂
I'd like to encourage all of today's youth! 🙂
i would inspire my 3 children who spend more time in the tech world texting everyone
I want all of my kids to learn to be good writers, it's an important skill in life to be able to use words!
I would like to encourage my daughters to keep on writing!
I would like to encourage any teenager, they use their cell phones too much
I would like to encourage my grandchildren to write more with this prize pack.
i want to encourage my daughter
Would love to encourage my nieces and nephews, writing is still an important skill to have so they need to learn.
Id like my nephew to write for his life. He's little and just learning, but I think it would be neat to have him write what he would want an unpriviledged child to experience this Christmas.
I want to encourage my nieces and nephews.
I would encourage my son to write-my daughter does love to write already but my son would always prefer to type on the computer instead.
I would like to fight for my daughter to write!
My children, I always encourage them to write, they both have diaries that they write their daily activities in 🙂
My daughter because she likes to keep a journal and hand write it.
I want it for my daughter
My nieces & nephews, writing is still a very important skill to have!
i like encouraging my youngest son to write, he has dexterity issues and could never properly hold a pen
I want to encourage my nice and nephews to write, esp my older nephew. He is so into his computer and games, I think he forgets the improtance of writing!
I want to encourage my son. He loves to read and I want to encourage a love of writing.
I'd like to encourage my two sons and daughter. Thanks so much.
I would like to encourage my daughter to fight for her write. She is very creative, but needs to keep working on her writing skills
I would like to encourage my daughter.
I'd encourage myself. Work has caused me not to write as much with pens, so my handwriting has suffered.
I would like to encourage my grand kids to fight for the write. With everyone texting going on today nobody seems to take the time to write anyone. I would like to see my grand kids to write more instead of texting.
I want to encourage my 1-year-old son to find his love of writing and express his creativity.
My son who I encourage always
I would like to encourage the kids I work with.
My daughter would use this for her journalling/diary writing 🙂
would like to encourage my youngest to keep writing
I want to encourage my ten year old son with this.
My daughter – I want her to write as early and as often as possible. She's just figuring out how to write her name, so we're on the right track!
I would encourage my daughters.
my 2 daughters
My baby brother who struggles with writing and reading
I want it for my girls. My oldest is in high school and was not taught to write cursive in school but can since we worked on it some at home. My daughter in the 6th grade was taught it so she can write in cursive better than her sister. Thank you!
I would like to encourage my son
Definitely my nieces & nephews, I think is is very important to not lose the art of handwriting now that our lives are technology driven.
I love to encourage my daughter
I encourage everyone i know to keep a journal. They don't spend nearly enough focus on handwriting in school anymore. It's a shame. Writing is such good therapy and self expression.
having my youngest to write and send cards to grandparents
Our granddaughter is not liking homework, and I would love to change how she thinks.
We will encourage our grandchildren to write…..
I want to encourage my grandson to continue writing. Luckily they are teaching writing in his school this year.
I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE HIV & HEPATITIS SUPPORT CENTER TO CREATIVELY EXPRESS THEMSELVES BY WRITING AND DRAWING.
I want to encourage my son to practice writing his signature.
This would be great for my new nephew to get him to write.
I want both my children to fight the right
I would like to encourage myself! Going to school as a young mother 🙂
I want to encourage my friend's children.
Very important to teach my nieces & nephews the art of writing 😉
My kids would love to get creative with this pack! Thanks!
I want to encourage my granddaughters!
My little guys as they are just learning how to write.
My Left handed cousin!
I would like to encourage my husband
I want to encourage my son and daughter.
I want to encourage myself
I would love to encourage my nieces & nephews, I find they often try to get out of printing/writing and I think it is something important to teach them.
i would love to give this to my daughter to encourage the fight to write. She loves writing stories
I encourage my children to write everyday 🙂
My 4 sons for sure I really do not want them to use the art of handwriting
I want to encourage my son
Definitely need to encourage my nieces and nephews because they would rather use the computer than their own hands when it comes to writing.
i would encourage my niece to write
I want to encourage my grandson.
I want to encourage my son and daughter.
My son loves writing !
My kids its so important for them to learn and keep doing. Thanks for the chance 🙂
i would like to encourage my nieces
I want to encourage my husband.
I love encouraging my kids to use their imaginations and just write their dreams 🙂
My son has such a great imagination. He loves writing and colouring! This would be perfect – thanks so much for the opportunity!! 🙂
My nieces & nephews, want to encourage them to learn & use their writing skills – it is still important to know how.
I'd like to encourage my daughter.
I would like to encourage my hubby with this
I want to encourage my daughter.
I encourages my children to write, its great watching them learn to journal
My neighbours daughters.
My daughter of course and all her friends at school!
I want to encourage my friend's son.
My nieces and nephews for sure, very important skills to learn!
I would encourage my daughter as today everything is digital.
Myself! This would be rockin for college as a young mom
I love letting my children write & be creative
My little guys who are learning how to write.
I would like to encourage myself as I find myself doing everything on the laptop.
I definitely want to encourage my nieces and nephews to learn how to write. Even in today's digital age it is a skill important to know.
I want to encourage Sunday School children at my church.
I want to encourage my niece to write for her life.
I want to encourage myself.
all my kids
I'd love to encourage my best friends little boy!
My girls who are working on cursive writing.
I love to encourage them to write everyday, with of my kiddos would use this
I would encourage my daughter
I want to encourage my adult daughter to write stories and poems again.
i want to encourage my niece to pickup the pen and write more
Would love to encourage my nieces & nephews.
These would rock for a young mom in college!
my youngest son
I would encourage my son
my little cousin!
I want to encourage the Vacation Bible School children to fight for their Write with this pack.
I would try to write more myself.
My kiddos, I love to encourage them to write everyday
My nieces & nephews need encouragement when it comes to writing, maybe some new supplies would help 🙂
For all the youngsters in my life.
I recently bought my two nieces journals & I'm giving my cousin a gift certificate for her birthday to have a custom day planner made for her!
my niece for sure
I would encourage my sisters to write more
I think I would encourage my kids
Definitely me nieces & nephews 🙂
I want to encourage my family to write.
My kiddos! Would love to win this for them to encourage to keep writing and drawing and avoiding the iPad and electronic doodles 😉
I want to encourage all my nieces and nephews
I would encourage my niece's and nephew's who's ages range from 5 years to 14 years!
i want to encourage my step-son to fight for his write!
i would encourage my niece
my daughter 🙂
I'd encourage my son
I want to encourage my niece to write more and use less technology.
I want to encourage the Sunday School classes at my church to Fight for their Write.
My two older children could use it for school.
I would encourage my niece
My nieces and nephews are the first ones I would encourage!
My two kids would use this for school
I want to encourage my children who are 8, 6 and 1 1/2 years old to fight for their write.
My children. They're just learning to write.
I would love to win this for my oldest daughter, who loves to write.
I would like to encourage my son
I want to encourage my daughter to fight for her Write.
My nieces & nephews are those that I would encourage, writing is still very important!
my niece, she loves to write
I want to encourage my children to Fight for their Write.