This site is about type and typography in books and electronic resources aimed at children. It describes some of my research and writing and points at other resources which I think are useful for anyone researching or designing reading tools for children.

The Typographic Design for Children project

The Typographic Design for Children Project, funded by AHRC from 1999 to 2005, aimed to find out how typography can help children's reading. Does typography affect their motivation to read? Are serif or sanserif typefaces easier or more difficult for children to read? Do children find infant characters (eg variants of 'a' and 'g') easier or more difficult to read? Does more or less space between letters, words and lines help or hinder children's reading?

The project was directed by Sue Walker and Linda Reynolds.

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