Printable Road Letters – For Developing Pre-Writing Skills

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I’ve created 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 some pre-writing skills.

I chose to make them lower case as this is how we teach the letters in phonics at the school I work in. This is because most of the letters the children will come across when reading will be lower case.

But I can always make a set in upper case as well. If anyone wants this let me know in the comments below!

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?

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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.

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How To Use The Road Letters

Firstly, download them from the Family Freebie Room (you need to be a subscriber – but it’s easy to do and I’ll never spam you – your information is kept confidential).

You can click on the image below to get there:


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.

If you plan to make lots of printables for your little ones then it’s probably worth investing in a decent laminator (it will save money on ink and paper costs in the long run as you’ll be able to use them again and again).

Here’s a reliable and affordable one:

An affordable and reliable laminator

That’s it – now let your children 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.

Practicing letter formation

I hope you find these road letters useful and that they help your little ones to practice and develop their pre-writing skills. 

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If you have any suggestions or any ideas for printables you’d like me to make in the future let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for reading and,

Let’s nurture those neurons!

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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.

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