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, and wife to Darasak. 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.