For early readers, like my 5-year-old, letters and beginning letter sounds are the foundation for reading. I have found that for my little one when he practices writing his letters, it also helps activate and reinforce the method of memorizing the sounds each letter makes. This free printable- Roll and Write Letter Practice- is a fun activity that not only helps your early reader develop their writing skills needed for reading.
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Writing is a skill that children start to develop around 4 and even as early as 3 years old. Once you can help your child master the alphabet song (what I started with), you can move on to letter recognition. From there, they can begin to start writing their name and then move on to letter sounds and learning to write the rest of the alphabet. We have some great sources for teaching your child the alphabet. Just remember to be patient, as always, the beginning steps can be tough, but if you stick it out, the reward will be great.
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- Roll and Write Letter Practice worksheet- You can download this Free Printable at the end of the post.
- Dry Erase Foam Block (Dollar Tree)
- Dry Erase Pockets (optional)
- Laminator (optional)
- Dry Erase Markers
- Print the FREE Roll and Write Letter Practice (below) worksheet and choose the letters that you would like to practice. Write them in the bottom line on the worksheet. Play this game a few days a week and alternate letters.
- With dry erase markers, fill out the foam block with the letters you have chosen.
- Roll the block and write the corresponding letter that was rolled in the blank spaces.
*To use the worksheet multiple times, place it in a dry erase pocket.
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What are some of your favorite ways to teach your little ones how to write? If you like this post, please pin and share!
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Meagan is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.