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Which typefaces have been used in the past and which are used nowadays in Reading Primers?
Century Schoolbook for starters.
Sassoon for seconds.
More recently – Comic Sans.
The following references may help:
Walker, S. & Reynolds, L. (2002/2003). ‘Serifs, sans serifs and infant characters in children’s reading books’ Information Design Journal, 33(2/3) pp. 106-122.
Walker, S. (2005). ‘The books that nobody sees: typography in children’s reading books’ Baseline, No. 48, pp. 25-32.
Walker, S. (n.d.) Testing typography in primary schools [online]. Available at:
Coghill, V. (1980). ‘Can children read familiar words set in unfamiliar type?’ Information Design Journal. 1(4), pp. 254-260.
Thank you very much guys !
Thank you very much for your most valuable feedback.
I am going to try to get the articles that you mentioned.