Handwriting Worksheets for Kindergarten
Kindergarten year is a time filled with learning and high expectations. Kindergarten teachers often expect children to start the school year with a good awareness of upper and lowercase handwriting formations. Therefore, handwriting curriculum is often reviewed at a very fast pace. Teachers and parents are encouraged to utilize handwriting worksheets for practicing upper and lowercase letters. Below are some pointers regarding handwriting worksheets for kindergarten.
Chose your level
The Alphabet Beats handwriting DVDs are fun and effective visual instruction programs that accompany alphabet handwriting worksheets for both basic and advanced levels. For young writers, or for those with special needs, we suggest keeping your handwriting worksheets simple.
Our beginning style workbooks are simple and encourage writing letters a little larger to help the child feel successful. Our advanced alphabet handwriting worksheets encourage smaller lettering and contain more activities and visual information on each page. These handwriting worksheets would be more appropriate for "GenEd" Kindergarten and 1st grade children.
If you are creating your own handwriting worksheets, you will want to consider the child’s skill level and what type of worksheet he is ready for.
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Keep it Fun!
Visit our handwriting practice page to learn about reward systems and ways to encourage handwriting practice. Keeping a child motivated helps them attend to writing tasks and give 100% effort to handwriting.
Watch for Frustration
If a child feels upset or frustrated when handwriting, the parent or teacher may need to take a step back from the writing task and address more basic writing skills. Coloring helps build up a child’s fine motor strength and endurance. Cutting skills stimulate eye-hand coordination. Activities that require ripping paper will reinforce grasping patterns.
Many of these fun strength building activities can be found in our Fun Foundations DVD program [right]. If your child needs more practice making basic strokes and shapes before moving on to forming letters, try our Strokes, Shapes, and Scenes program [below] and worksheets.
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Initially, you may want to make letters using a highlighter so the child can trace over them until he is more confident and produce them on his own.
Making starting dots for the letters on these worksheets will also help your child.
In addition to the handwriting instruction our alphabet programs provide, we also visually demonstrate several fun worksheets. These worksheets are available on our website to download and use at no cost.
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