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Sassoon Handwriting Starter

Sassoon Handwriting Starter

by Sassoon-Williams
Individual Styles from $45.99
Complete family of 4 fonts: $199.00
Sassoon Handwriting Starter Font Family was designed by Adrian Williams, Rosemary Sassoon and published by Sassoon-Williams. Sassoon Handwriting Starter contains 4 styles and family package options.

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About Sassoon Handwriting Starter Font Family

Sassoon fonts package for handwriting starters

The three upright "infant" fonts developed to meet the demand for letters to produce pupil material for handwriting as well as for reading. Letters have extended ascenders and descenders ideal on screen and print. They facilitate word recognition. The exit strokes link words together visually, also crucially, they space the letters for improved legibility.

The "joined" font puts the skills gained into practice producing joined-up handwriting.

Together these typefaces provide a valuable resource for Teachers to create consistent material across the curriculum.

Sassoon Infant Tracker B font:

This font with its direction arrows helps pupils to start in the correct place. Motor movements can be refined by keeping inside the line. When starting and direction is no problem, the arrow font can be dropped and the Dotted font used.

Sassoon Infant Dotted B font:

Writing over the dots of this font refines motor skills. The aim here is to give confidence by reinforcing starting points, exits and to now encourage fluidity.

Sassoon Infant font:

With some words in this font and a baseline beneath to copy onto, pupils can use their learned starting points and exit strokes to write freely along the baseline - still unjoined. Once learned, this leads to spontaneous joins along the baseline leading logically to a joined-up hand.

Sassoon Joined font:

Having learned to write letters with correct starts and exits, this is when the joined font for teaching handwriting can be used.

With some words in this font and a baseline beneath to copy onto, pupils can use their learned starting points and simply extend their exit strokes to make joined-up writing. The default joins the font provides are recommended, however there are alternative letterforms that are so important for some Teachers which can be accessed. Create ‘pen lifts’ anytime too!

NOTE: Fonts display unjoined by default on this website and are delivered that way - joining is controlled by your text editing application such as Word or TextEdit, read more for instructions…

Free to download PDF resources:

Stylistic Sets and how to access the alternative letters feature in these OpenType fonts.

Using the separate letter fonts

Using the joined font

Teachers copybooks using these fonts:

How to teach pre-cursive Copybook

How to teach cursive handwriting Copybook

Designers: Adrian Williams, Rosemary Sassoon

Publisher: Sassoon-Williams

Foundry: Sassoon-Williams

Design Owner: Sassoon-Williams

MyFonts debut: Aug 7, 2020

Sassoon Handwriting Starter

About Sassoon-Williams

The Sassoon® font collection is a collaboration between Dr. Rosemary Sassoon and Adrian Williams. Dr. Sassoon is a noted designer who specialised in the educational and medical aspects of handwriting. After discovering that no one had found out what kind of letterforms children found easiest to read, she spent two years of research on the subject before designing the original Sassoon Primary typeface. In 1985 she began her partnership with type designer Adrian Williams to develop a whole range of fonts for schools and publishers to assist with handwriting and reading education.

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