In either Preschool or Kindergarten, students begin to learn handwriting. It is an important skill, and having a good foundation is crucial. Although some never seem to master the art of good handwriting, they must at least know the proper mechanics, that is, how the letters should be formed and how they fit together to make words. This is the basis for their writing for the rest of their lives. Though there are some people who think that handwriting will be obsolete in the future, there will always be a place for writing letters, creating journals and scrawling notes. If you are trying to teach your own child or a student how to properly form is or her letters, we have a couple of free printable handwriting worksheets that are well suited to this task. Print as many as you like, and feel free to share them with other parents or teachers. We want our resources to be available to everyone!
Trace the Alphabet with These Free Printable Handwriting Worksheets
How do children first learn to form their letters? By tracing, of course! I learned this way as a child and it is the most popular technique still being used today to teach kids how to write. This trace handwriting worksheet is perfect for helping students learn how to write because it features bright colors and large, easily traceable letters. The letters are dotted to allow for tracing, but are still very clear for the user. At the top of the page, you’ll find sections for the child’s name and date. Below that, you’ll find the entire alphabet in both upper- and lowercase letters. The colors vary to make them easily identifiable from their surrounding letters. Print out copies to use in class and extras to send home with the students so they can practice their letters as much as they’d like.
Blank Worksheets to Practice Handwriting
After your child or student masters tracing letters, it’s time to move on to a handwriting worksheet without the traceable letters. This may make kids nervous at first, but we’ve thought of that. At the top of the page, they’ll still find their letters so they can see at a glance how they’re formed. This should give them some confidence as they begin to practice their letters on their own. Just as with the traceable worksheet, there’s ample room to write letters since young children tend to write very big. Print plenty of these, too, and give your students lots of practice. After all, this is a skill that they’ll be using their entire lives!
It’s never too early to start teaching your child skills like reading and writing. From the time they are old enough to grasp a pencil or crayon, you can begin sitting with your child and forming letters while you hold their hand in yours. They’ll love the one-on-one interaction as well as seeing their name in print. Don’t be surprised if your child begins asking everyone how to spell his or her name. Writing is fun!