Alphabet tracing worksheets are the easiest way for children to learn correct letter formation.
Preschool printables, including tracing worksheets, for kids are essential tools for children to learn to trace and print letters. Learning correct letter formation is a precursor to learning to write words. Writing is a lifelong skill and the earlier learned the better. Once you have good handwriting skills, other activities are made easier. Homework assignments in later years will be legible, as will thank you notes and signatures.
The alphabet letter printables are both preschool printables and are also appropriate for kindergarten children to practice printing skills by tracing letters.
Realize, however, that tracing is not simply writing over the dotted lines. Tracing pages help your child to learn correct letter formation. Trace over the letter for your child first. In this way they can see the steps necessary to form the letter.
These worksheets are fun preschool printables which are also an educational activity for children. Cognitive abilities are enhanced through educational activities. Along with the worksheets, sing songs or read stories with a similar theme. This supplements the entire project and helps to keep things fun for the child.
Choose a time of day when your child is neither hungry nor tired. Mornings or late afternoon generally work best. Teaching your child works best when the child is relaxed. Make the lessons short and take breaks, especially if your child becomes frustrated.
Don’t forget to provide rewards for added incentive. Verbal encouragement works well as does simple awards or gold stars on a chart.
Extra Helpful Hints:
If your child gets frustrated, try breaking each traceable letter into steps. For example... the capital letter L is two steps.
The capital letter F, however, is five steps.
Sometimes knowing how many steps are involved makes things easier for kids.
Print off a few worksheets for the letter you are working on. This insures that your child has plenty of chances to trace the letter. If your child seems frustrated, however, it's best to try again another day.