Tracking how my kids’ handwriting changes

A few years ago, I wrote a post about how you can make a font based on a sample of your own handwriting.

I did it to help Grace, at the time aged three, to make a font of her writing as part of a present for Amy.

Graham suggested doing this every year, and as it turns out, that is what I ended up doing.

It’ll be a nice thing to have when she’s older – a record of what her writing used to be like. And it’s fascinating to see how her handwriting develops year-on-year.


We’ve got a few of them now, so time to share how it looks so far.

We’ve been doing it once a year since then…

Age 3


Age 4


Age 5


Age 6


Age 7


I’m really pleased we’ve collected them, and hope Grace will be willing to keep it up for a few more years yet.

Her little sister Faith is three now, and has started her set, too.

Age 3


The little monster is left-handed, so it’ll be interesting to see what impact that has on how her handwriting develops.

As before, thanks to the very neat fontifier for doing all the complicated work of turning the girls’ handwriting into a ttf font.

3 Responses to “Tracking how my kids’ handwriting changes”

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  2. Graham White says:

    That’s really quite good in that it’s brilliant to see how Grace has progressed but also to have such a nice record. Of course, turning it into a font allows you to write out the same paragraph to do a decent comparison. Think I’m going to suggest it as an idea to some other people!

  3. OMG – that’s awesome. Take it a step further and, if you know anyone’s whose child has behavioral issues, this program is amazing! She is the first person in history to create a program like this (1987) internationally., the founder is a holistic psychologist. I think you’ll be amazed.