Learning the alphabet is the first step in learning to write in English. Writing is a skill that children use forever and so it is important to build a strong foundation. Tracing is one way for kids to familiarize with the letters of the alphabet and that’s exactly what this worksheet is all about. So, let’s get started!
Is tracing letters developmentally appropriate?
There are various schools of thought when it comes to tracing and it’s role in helping children learn. While some experts recommend free writing others still stick to tracing for learning the alphabet.
Tracing can be highly a beneficial way for children to learn letters only if it is done in the correct way. Otherwise it might do more harm that good in the overall process.
How to teach a child to trace letters?
Children have a tendency to start tracing from random dots in the letter and this can be detrimental to the learning process. The correct way is to start tracing from the top of a letter. This allows children to practice writing the letters as they would without the aid of dotted lines. So, it is important to keep an eye on kids as they start tracing and also to incorporate free writing simultaneously for the best results.
Trace the Letter Worksheets for Preschool
Repeated tracing will allow kids to become more comfortable with using pencils and will also help improve their memory. The worksheets come with both upper case and lower case letters so that the kids can learn the difference between them along the way.
You can also teach them the significance of using upper case letters in a word when using it to start a sentence or when it is a proper noun. At the end of this set, kids will have the ability to recognize letters as well as differentiate between various letters.