My First Book of Lowercase Letters
This sequel to My First Book of UPPERCASE LETTERS encourages children to begin with lowercase letters that have simple strokes such as l, t, and i and gradually moves on to letters containing diagonal lines and curves. Through a series of connect-the-dots and tracing exercises, children become familiar with the shapes of letters naturally. Although this unique approach to the alphabet may seem roundabout, learning to write letters effortlessly will speed a child’s recognition of the alphabet later.
These Kumon workbooks are designed to help children develop pencil-control while learning the letters of the alphabet. There are two different consumable workbooks, one dedicated to learning uppercase letters and the other to lowercase letters. Many children can recite the alphabet at a young age; these workbooks will build on that foundation to help them learn to recognize and write each uppercase and lowercase letter as well. In these books, letters are grouped by similar strokes. Before being introduced to each letter group, children practice tracing the necessary strokes. These books start off with pages of straight lines, both up and down and left to right. After completing these activity pages, children are introduced to the uppercase and lowercase letters they can create with those strokes: L/l, T/t, H/h, I/i, F/f and E/e. The book progresses through the more difficult strokes of slanted and curved lines until children can write the entire alphabet. The correct strokes for each letter are numbered to show children how to form the letters properly; and children progress from tracing on thick dotted lines to writing the letter on their own. After students complete the 80 fun tracing pages, you can reward them with the certificate of completion in the back. Steph
These materials are mostly practice; any instruction is limited.