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Should preschool kids trace letters? Are tracing letters helpful? Are tracing letters harmful? There are many opinions about it. Some say kids should not trace and some say they should. I believe kids can trace begin to trace once they can grip a pencil properly. These free worksheets focus on tracing lowercase letter a to z.
This set is a simple no-fuss pack that can be practiced at home or at school. Each letter has a separate worksheet. In the above worksheet, 15 lowercase a’ have to be traced. There are blocks provided where children can also attempt at writing lowercase a.
There are two pictures that begin with the sound that letter ‘a’ makes. They can be colored. Please note that the pictures are based on the beginning sounds of the letters.
I like to do these worksheets along with learning beginning sounds. I have a wonderful beginning sound pack for preschoolers where they can learn and understand beginning sounds with the help of pictures.
If I had to recommend a fun book for children that focused on lowercase letters, it would be, ‘the sleepy little alphabet.’ Judy Sierra’s rollicking alphabet story features the lowercase letters of the alphabet. Like children, they have a trunkful of tricks for putting off bedtime. But ultimately their moms and dads (the capital letters) succeed in tucking them in with a good-night kiss.
Though it’s not phonics sounds based, Melissa Sweet’s watercolor, pencil, and collage illustrations enliven these little letters with animated expressions, and Judy Sierra’s brief rhyming story begs repeat readings at bedtime.
I have a beginning sound mat activity pack that your preschoolers will love. Do try it. I find flashcards very helpful when teaching preschoolers. They are also great when revisiting sounds. In my beginning sound flashcards, you will find the uppercase and lowercase letter in a big font accompanied by 2 pictures.
You can choose to do both uppercase and lowercase letters together. I like to club these worksheets with my uppercase and lowercase letter match worksheets.
These worksheets for lowercase letter tracing are free for subscribers to download.