Some time ago, a spent a couple of posts writing about the problem of picking fonts for young readers. Recently, a visitor posted a couple more fonts in a comment, and I wanted to share them with you too.
The first is Andika, which is free and can be downloaded here, and here’s what it looks like with some of those letters that cause the most problems in other fonts.
It looks very good and is immanently readable. Andika manages to be child-friendly without looking childish, and that seems to be a tough balance to strike. My only complaint is that closed 4, but Andika does include an open 4 (along with a number of other alternative glyphs) if you have software that can take advantage of that feature. I, unfortunately, don’t.
The other is a commercial font called Sassoon