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Back to School
If you're looking for a decorative font, Back to School is a good bet. It only offers capital letters, but the use of pencils to construct the letters gives this typeface a scholastic feel. The Back to School font is ideal for headlines, although it's a little much for big blocks of text.
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Amadeus is a great font for music teachers. The forms of the letters making up this typeface mimic musical notes and instruments — without going so far that text is difficult to read. Amadeus is a complete font — the creator even included symbols and letters with accents.
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If you're working with younger grades, block letters can come in handy. The Baby Blocks font has the same feeling that the blocks many of us used to practice our reading had; this font is another good bet for headlines and other decorative text. It's an easy-to-read option, no matter your age.
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Gilles' Comic Handwriting
Somehow, handwriting just seems to go to with the idea of back-to-school. There are thousands of free handwriting fonts available, but Gilles' Comic Handwriting is a particularly good option. Despite it's appearance of youthful writing, this font is still easy to read. Even better, it is a complete font with the symbols that many font designers skip.
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More Free Fonts
Many fonts you might think of as appropriate for back-to-school are classified as 'comic' or 'decorative' fonts. If you want to browse through a few more than the four listed here, the Dafont Comic Fonts list is a good place to start, as is the Dafont Decorative Fonts list. There are some very creative fonts out there, perfect for back-to-school handouts and other materials. But there is one thing to think about when you use these fonts, at least with younger kids: sometimes the more decorative fonts can be hard to read — especially for someone learning to read. Double check that everyone will be able to read your favorite fonts before you start copying your handouts.
Free Fonts for Desktop Publishing
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- The Top Four Free Font Sites
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- Four Free Fonts for Kids
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- How to Find Free Helvetica Fonts
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