There is a time and a place for worksheets in preschool and kindergarten. While hands-on activities and real-life experiences tend to catch children’s attention, it’s also important for students to practice fine motor skills, like tracing, cutting, and gluing. These letter A tracing worksheets for preschool focus on one specific letter and give children the opportunity to recognize letter formation and sounds.
Learning About Letter Recognition:
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ASKING STUDENTS TO RECOGNIZE LETTER FORMATION AND LETTER SOUNDS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP IN EARLY DECODING AND READING.
When children can recognize letters as printed language that matches with a specific sound, they can begin prereading.
These letter A worksheets for preschool or Kindergarten can be used to reinforce or review the letter and sound. Make sure you model for your children how to complete the activities in order to gain understanding. The printable alphabet worksheets can be used in literacy centers, writing centers, or as an independent activity.
In addition to learning about letter recognition for kindergarten here are some more ideas you can teach about using free letter tracing worksheets :
- Proper pencil grip for writing
- Differences and similarities between uppercase and lowercase letters
- Identifying and comparing amount and number of dots for roll and write
- Words that begin with the letter A
We don’t follow a specific letter of the week curriculum when teaching the alphabet, but for some children choosing a letter of the alphabet to focus on each week to introduce letters or review tough sounds can be helpful.
If you choose to do that, you can start with the letters a, s, and t so that your children will immediately be able to form some beginning reading words.
What Can Preschoolers Learn About Letter Sounds?
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ASKING CHILDREN TO IDENTIFY THE SOUND (PHONEME) LETTERS MAKE HELPS IN BLENDING AND EARLY READING. STUDENTS CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS LIKE:
- What other things make the ‘A’ sound?
- What other sound can ‘A’ make? (long and short sound).
- Were there any words that have similar ending sounds?
How to Make the Free Printable Letter A Worksheets
Just print the letter A alphabet printable writing worksheets.
Kids can use the letter recognition worksheets to write the letter A, sort sounds, and sort uppercase letters and lowercase letters.
Once the tracing letter worksheets are laminated, use the traceable letter worksheets-free-over and over again!
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Play with Playdough
For an additional hands-on, non-messy activity, have children use play dough to create the letter ‘A’ on the kindergarten letter worksheets. Help them discover the long and short lines in the letter A.
Let your child get creative with bingo dotters, pom-poms, buttons, jewels, stickers, or other materials to place in the letter ‘A’ preschool worksheet dot-to-dot coloring page.