This school year we will officially be embarking on our kindergarten homeschool journey and I’m freaking out and so excited at the same time. To start Little Tiger’s first year in kindergarten we are going to review letter formation because she is great at making letters look like letters, but they aren’t always written correctly. Why is that important?–Because letter formation teaches kids how to make letters consistently and how to write fluidly. This printable alphabet set includes letters with directional arrows and numbers, letters to trace so kids can practice moving their hand in the correct motion, room to practice on their own, and a matching phonics picture to color.
Pre Writing the Alphabet: A-Z Free Printables
Now I must say that I don’t expect her to be able to see a letter and write it just because the page has directional arrows on it. To prepare we are practicing with our Handwriting Without Tears – Wood Pieces-affiliate link to trace each letter with our finger. We have also been writing letters on a small chalkboard-affiliate link pretending the top and bottom of the chalkboard is the top and bottom of the lines on the paper. Another great way to practice letters without the pressure of writing on paper is by tracing letters in the air, writing in a Letter & Drawing Sand Tray-affiliate link, or apps for kids to practice on their tablet or ipad like the Play-Doh Create ABCs-affiliate link. Learning to write is an exciting step that will open a new door for kids’ communication skills and creativity. I can’t wait to read Little Tiger’s stories in the future!
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