Learning the alphabet is such a big step for preschoolers, as is learning to write letters. It doesn’t come easily or naturally to all or any children, which is the reason why I’m sharing five fun how to teach letters at your preschool writing center.
I have to be honest here. I think that writing worksheets have a place in preschool, but typically not during the writing center. I’ll leave a set out of letter formation worksheets, but they are used infrequently, that is ok. There are plenty other ways to show writing to preschoolers without traditional tracing!
The thing is that, a preschool writing center isn’t only for learning letter formation. It’s also about using writing to communicate.
The objective of a writing center is to:
- Communicate ideas on paper via drawings and letters
- Associate print with meaning
- Develop fine motor skills by using the various materials
- Practice left to progression that is right reading and writing
- Develop eye-hand coordination
- Learn how to form letters
The thing is that lots of the learning that takes place at a writing center is about emergent reading because reading and writing are incredibly interlaced.Read More