Here’s a set of A4 road letter cards that your children will love using to practice forming their letters and help develop their pre-writing skills.
If you have a preschooler or kindergartner then these road letters can be a great way to help them start getting used to forming the letter shapes and begin to learn and strengthen those fine motor skills that will really help them to become better writers.
The letters are all lower case because most of the letters the children will come across when beginning to learn to read and write will be lower case.
They can work on the upper case letters once they gain a bit of confidence.
Related if you’d like to learn about the magic of playdough and learn how it can also help build pre-writing skills such as hand strength and dexterity check out this article.
What Pre-Writing Skills Can Children Learn through using these cards?
Using these road letters can help your child to improve and develop the following pre-writing skills:
- Hand-eye coordination
- Hand and finger strength
- Hand control
- Hand dominance
- Crossing the mid-line
- Object manipulation
- Letter formation
Related – if you’re ever unsure about a parenting or child development phrase (let’s face it – there’s a lot of them) you can always check out this useful glossary of parenting terms.
How To Use The Road Letters
Firstly, you’ll want to download them by clicking on the download box at the bottom of the page.
Then print them off. You can print them on to paper or card and they are designed to be A4 size.
If you want (and are able to), you can them laminate them so that they will last longer.
That’s it – grab some cars. and let your little learners practice forming the letters while having fun (they won’t even know they’re learning!).
Related If you’d like to learn how to teach the letter sounds at home in a fun way – as well as discover some more fun printables – have a look at the post.
I hope you find these road letters useful and that they help your little ones to practice and develop their pre-writing skills.
I love the fact that you start the set with lower case, you’re absolutely right! You could offer to personalize a set by offering the capital letters of the child’s first and last name for a minimal fee.
That’s a good idea – maybe something I’ll look into in the future…