This is the first type I came up with. The main issue with this typeface was the different sized letterforms. For this, the kerning doesn't matter too much, as it is supposed to be quite loose and look handwritten, however the different sized letters don't really look great. For this reason, I am going to re-write them in a perfect line.
This is the rewritten type. I think it's a lot more successful as it looks neater, however still has the playful nature and appeals to children.