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I was beginning to design a little booklet for my young son who's showing a new interest in letters and words at twenty-seven months of age. I started off using Chapparal then began to entertain other, wildly different, thoughts like Cronos and Century. I recently saw a children's book set in Licko's Journal Light that looked wonderful.
I realized that, unlike most projects, I wasn't sure on what I was basing my choices. What are the criteria that define a good font for young children learning their letters and eventually to read? Now, my son is clearly a genius of towering proportions, but let's limit the discussion to children in general.
I have some thoughts on the matter, but I'd prefer to open it up and see where this goes. It's a fairly interesting topic in that the point and priorities of the uses of the font are distinct from more typical text, display, or whathaveyou faces.