dot-to-dot letters

capital letters with dots
capital letters without dots
lowercase letters with dots
lowercase letters without dots

dot-to-dot letters: setting up the tasks:

1.Print out dot-to-dot letter worksheet.
2. Cut out the letters you want to teach and paste them to paper.

For beginners, start with letters with straight lines first like A, T, F, or H.
Start with a few letters and work up to the whole alphabet.

1. Demonstrate tracing the letter with your finger.
2. Help the child trace the letter with his/her finger.
3. Give the child a crayon or marker to trace the letters.
4. Number dots and have child connect dots in order.
5. Cut out letters and back with heavy cardboard. Have child trace letters.

skill development:
Letter recognition, fine motor control.

Hand over hand assistance may be needed at first.
As your child improves at this task move to a worksheet with fewer, lighter dots.
For some children, place the paper over a rough texture like a piece of window screen to provide more sensory feedback as the letter is traced.
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letter matching

black captial letters
black lowercase letters
black capital and lowercase letters
multicolored capital letters
multicolored lowercase letters
multicolored capital and lower case letters

letter matching: setting up the tasks:
1. Print out the alphabet sheets.
2. Laminate (or cover with clear contact paper) and cut out letters to be taught.

1. Match the colored letters ( A to A)
2.Match colored letters to black letters ( A to A)
3. Match black letters to black letters ( A to A)
4. Match colored lower case letters to colored capital letters( a to A)

skill development:
Letter recognition, fine motor control, fine motor strength (using clothespins, paper clips to attach and match).

Use large motor skills to reinforce letter recognition by writing letters in finger paint, shaving cream, sand, salt, rice or chalk writing on sidewalk or pavement.