Now that Gracelyn is in preschool two days out of the week, I am really trying to make it a point that we are working on letters, shapes, colors, etc. It’s important to me that I get Giovanni phonically ready for VPK and also help Gracelyn as well because they are both just little sponges wanting to soak up all the knowledge. Working on the alphabet is what were tackling this week!
We are always doing sensory bins which helps with our colors and shapes but, I was really trying to find something that we could do for letters that wasn’t just flash cards. I created this tracing worksheet which is perfect because not only can we work on recognizing the letters but also on our fine motor skills when holding a pencil or crayon. All of these things are super important for children to learn and can help them succeed when they begin school. Now, if only I could get Giovanni to use the bathroom….
Below are some photos of the kids tracing the alphabet!
We really try to always use the Montessori approach when learning both life skills and school skills so I just gave the kids a crayon and let them have it! I did guide them and tell them what each letter was and also showed them how to properly trace them on my sheet of paper. It’s all about leading them to the tools and letting them explore how to do it. Everything is child-led and they completely thrive with it. I only wish that I had found this style of teaching and parenting when Adylee was older. Of course, every child is different! This traceable letter printable is perfect for children of every age and can help even if your child is just entering Kindergarten as a means of review.
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