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With this kindergarten handwriting instruction resource, children master how to form all upper and lower case letters. Designed by occupational therapist, Lisa Marnell, this approach uses research-based best practice to foster students' skill development and mastery.
LETTER STORY Picture Cards provide practice and reinforcement of the Handwriting Help for Kids letter stories. In this program, both upper and lower case letters have a unique story. These provide an auditory script and kinesthetic pattern to help children remember and recall letters.
How do You Use This Resource?
There are three ways to use LETTER STORY Picture Cards:
1- Cut out and laminate the cards and affix them to a wall. Children can look to the cards when writing. This reminds them of the correct kinesthetic letter formation. Alternatively, children may benefit from standing at the wall and tracing the letters on the vertical surface. Use a finger, Q-tip, crayon, or dry erase marker. Occupational therapists recommend that children write and draw on a vertical surface as this improves their pencil grasp and shoulder stability which is necessary for fine motor skills.
2- Print the LETTER STORY Picture Cards and place them in a writing center. Children can look to the cards and practice the correct letter formation.
3- Share these PDF images on a computer screen. Kids can look at these Picture Cards on a screen. Children can then copy the letters in the air, on paper, or write letters in sand.
Why Teach Handwriting?
Research shows that learning to write by hand improves a child’s long-term spelling and written composition skills (Piasta et al., 2010; Dinehardt 2015). Further, a study in Trends in Neuroscience and Education reports that teaching handwriting may play a strong role in learning how to read (James et al., 2012). These researchers propose that teaching letters (not tracing or typing them) may stimulate reading skills in early learners.
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