My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy by He Zhihong & Guillaume Olive.
If your child is interested in Chinese calligraphy, I recommend getting this book. It teaches the basics of calligraphy, such as its evolution, the different styles and the radicals, in an engaging, easy to read manner. It includes numerous practice sheets, and simple "games" with the strokes, along with well written instructions. It also includes a dvd, for those who prefer that medium, that talks you through the lessons, with some simple games.
Chinese Calligraphy Made Easy: A Structured Course in Creating Beautiful Brush Lettering by Rebecca Yue.
Great book that works for beginners, and includes a character stroke guide. With easy to follow diagrams, it describes brush strokes and proper orders. I especially like the projects included, like the greeting cards.
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