Activities and games for children

The Bibliothèque Nationale de France offers fun activities for kids as part of the children's digital library, and educational resources for school groups

Activity: the letter

Let's play with letters! A journey though sights, signs and sounds.

http://classes.bnf.fr/ecritures/classes/enfants/parcours
/lettre/

Page play

Try your hand at publishing! Select a background, a grid and some type and start composing your text.

http://classes.bnf.fr/ecritures/classes
/atelier_drolesdelettres/drolesdelettres/droles.htm

From scriptura continua to elegant layout

An educational activity on the use of white space in interpreting texts. How is the page arranged and how does a text look different depending on the space it occupies?

http://classes.bnf.fr/ecritures/classes/le-blanc

Workshop on letters and signs

An educational activity on the figurative aspect of the alphabet.

http://classes.bnf.fr/ecritures/classes/lettre-signe/

A visit to the workshop of Geoffroy Tory, printer to François I

A fun visit to the world of graphic artist and printer Geoffroy Tory, who influenced many Renaissance artists

http://enfants.bnf.fr/parcours/tory/index_expo.html

The Children's Digital Library on Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/bnfdesenfants

There's something new to do every day in this vast library for kids – images to explore, puzzles, stories to hear or to make up, and word games.

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Learning paths for classes
http://classes.bnf.fr/ecritures/classes/