By Aranyu Soltesz. Alphabet Worksheet. At Monday, January 13th 2020, 08:42:41 AM.
Learning how to write is one of the big benchmarks for preschool. Alphabet letters to trace can make that learning a bit easier. Wondering how? In this article, we will explore why tracing letters is encouraged for early learners as part of their writing curriculum. We will also identify several sites which offer letters for kids to trace. Finally, this article will offer additional alphabet activities which may be used at home or in the classroom to help teach letter identification, and pre writing skills.
Make signs with a large capital first letter and smaller case following and post them around the home; Bathroom, Refrigerator, Door, Mirror, Dog's bed, Cat toy, etc. Ask the child every time you pass a sign, "what does that say?" until they are 100% correct. Play games with letters, putting the word of the day on the refrigerator door with magnetic ones, and playing and arranging letters on a table. Write or trace the letters on paper and then have the child think of as many words as he can that have that sound. Play games about animals, food or flowers; asking how many the child can think of that start with a certain letter. Rhyming word games are great learning tools.
Along with flash cards, magnetic letters are fun and a great teaching tool. Simple words, with good clear sounds and lots of repetition once again, will help the child avoid frustration and keep interest. Once a young child has mastered a word with rhyming ability like "cat" then they will enjoy changing the first letter to sound out blending words such as "bat," "rat," and "fat" with emphasis on how the beginning letters of B, R and F are sounded out.