Handwriting Practice for Kids: D is for Dog

As you are teaching your child the alphabet, it is important to also have them practice wiring and tracing the letter on paper.

If you are using my letter of the week crafts to teach your little one a new letter each week. these handwriting practice for kids printables is a great fine motor skill activity to include.

I make it easy. All you have to do is print out this sheet and do it with your preschooler or young learner.

At the end of this post I also have a link to the craft, a book list for the library, a Do a Dot printable,  a snack and a few more activities if you’re interested.

Let me show you how to use this.

handwriting practice for kids d is for dog

 

You Will Need:

 

Print out your d is for dog handwriting printable by clicking the link above. handwriting practice for kids: d is for dog

First, let’s look at the big D and little d at the top left of the page.

Notice the arrows? This demonstrates for your little one how to make the letters.

Have your preschooler use his or her finger to trace the arrows in number order.

 

d is for dog letter tracing

 

Have them start tracing the letters.

The first row is all big D’s.

The second row is all little d’s.

The third row alternates with big and little.

The last row is for independent practice.

handwriting practice for kids for the letter d

 

Grab your alphabet flip book (there is a link below to a tutorial so you can make your own).

Find the letter Dd.

what makes the letter d sound

Let’s say the sound it makes.

Let’s trace it with our finger.

Let’s name other things that start with this letter like: duck, Dad, dandelion, dinosaur, dictionary, etc.

I have used the book My First Picture Dictionary with my preschooler and my twins during Kindergarten and First grade. It is one of our favorites.

 

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20 Books Children Must Read for the Letter J

Are you going to the library this week? Is your preschooler learning the letter J?

Here is a roundup of 20 books children must read as they learn the letter Jj.

This list includes books that are classics, books my kids have enjoyed and books that are new and maybe you have not heard of them before.

It is really fun to incorporate different learning ideas as you teach your preschooler the alphabet. Including great books to read is important.

Feel free to click on the links below to learn more about the author and description of each book.  Also, if you prefer not to go to the library, you can certainly grab these books off of Amazon and have them delivered straight to your door. (I love Amazon! Many of these are Prime books that you can get free shipping on.)

20 Books Children Must Read for the Letter J

 20 Books Children Must Read: Letter J

  1. A Yellow Jellow, What Did You Say? (Second Edition)
  2. Jungle Fun (Big Beak Books First Learners)
  3. Jack’s Garden
  4. Peanut Butter and Jelly
  5. Sheep in a Jeep
  6. Journey
  7. Jake and the Never Land Pirates Let’s Get Jumping!
  8. Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter)
  9. Just Me and My Mom (A Little Critter Book)
  10. Jamberry
  11. Jesus Saves the World 
  12. ABC Jigsaw Book (Jigsaw Books)
  13. Jack and Jill
  14. James Balog’s Animals A to Z
  15. Jeepers Creepers: A Monstrous ABC
  16. Jeremy Kooloo
  17. The Jet Alphabet Book
  18. Jump!: The Sound of J (Wonder Books Phonics Readers; Consonants)
  19. Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies
  20. Josephine Wants to Dance

Want more fun learning activities to go with the letter Jj for your little one? We have crafts, printables, snacks and more! Just click on the links below!

Letter of the Week Activities for Preschoolers (Letter Jj)

20 Books Children Must Read for the Letter I

One thing that I like to do when I am working with my preschooler of his letters is to incorporate books that focus on the letter we’re learning. Books that use this letter a lot, or where the main subject focuses on the letter.

Here is an awesome collection of 20 books children must read as they learn the letter Ii. These are just amazing choices in our opinion. Many classics, some newer literature, all fun!

Click on the links below to learn more about the author and each book. These books can be ordered on Amazon, or add them to your list for your next trip to the library.

books children must read for the letter I

 

20 Books Children Must Read: Letter I

  1. I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (Little Green Books)
  2. The Iguana Brothers
  3. Icebergs and Glaciers
  4. I’ll Teach My Dog a Lot of Words (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))
  5. Inch by Inch
  6. Inch by Inch: The Garden Song (Trophy Picture Books)
  7. Inch and Roly and the Sunny Day Scare (Ready-to-Reads)
  8. The Berenstain Bears Inside Outside Upside Down
  9. It’s a Good Thing There Are Insects (Rookie Read-About Science Series)
  10. Bugs Are Insects (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
  11. Insect Detective: Read and Wonder
  12. It Could Still Be a Flower (Rookie Read-About Science)
  13. Yummy Ice Cream: A Book About Sharing (Hello, Friends!)
  14. I Can Go Higher
  15. If There Were Dreams to Sell
  16. I. C. Little’s Alphabet Adventure
  17. The Icky Bug Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta’s Alphabet Books)
  18. I Can! ABC: God Helps Me from A to Z
  19. The Incredible Hulk (Marvel) (Little Golden Book)
  20. The Invincible Iron Man (Marvel: Iron Man) (Little Golden Book)

 

Want more letter Ii activities to do with your preschooler? We have crafts, printables, snacks and more!

Letter of the Week Activities for Preschoolers (Letter Ii)

Handwriting Practice for Kids: C is for Car

Did you know that handwriting practice for kids helps with many levels of learning?

When learning the alphabet and practicing on paper, your preschooler builds their fine motor skills for writing and holding a pencil and it also teaches proper letter formation.

As you know, we have an awesome series on this site of letter of the week activities for kids where we do a craft for each letter. We also offer do a dot printable pages for each letter, snack ideas and books list suggestions. Links to all of these activities is included at the end of this post.

Today let’s focus on practicing writing the letter Cc.

handwriting practice for kids c is for car and c is for cat

You Will Need:

Print our your worksheet above.

handwriting for kids c is for car

Grab your alphabet flip book.

Let’s talk about the letter- how to say it, what it looks like, the sound it makes and things that start with this letter.

c is for car and c is for cat

Now grab your printable and have your child use their index finger to trace the big C and little c.

There are steps and arrows that show them how to properly trace the letters.

Handwriting Practice for Kids trace the letter Cc

Next they can start tracing the letter with their pencil.

c is for car handwriting practice for kids

There is a row of big C’s.

There is a row of little c’s.

There is a row of alternating little and big.

There is also a blank row where they can work to independently make the letters by themselves.

handwriting practice for kids

And there you have it.

This is how you utilize these worksheets to explore handwriting for kids!

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20 Books Children Must Read: Letter H

While you’re teaching your preschooler the letter H, let’s work in some other activities that will help make learning fun.

Check out my list of 20 books children must read as they learn the letter Hh.

Click on the links below to learn more about the author and the fun story. These books can be ordered on Amazon, or add them to your list for your next trip to the library.

20 Books Children Must Read: Letter H

20 Books Children Must Read: Letter H

  1. Hands Are Not for Hitting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)
  2. Big Heroes! (DC Super Friends) (Little Golden Book)
  3. How Oakley Lost His Spots (Oakley and Bella Book 1)
  4. Harold and the Purple Crayon Board Book
  5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  6. How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?
  7. Hide and Seek Harry at the Beach
  8. How Do I Feel? / ¿Cómo me siento? (Good Beginnings) (Spanish Edition)
  9. High-Stakes Heist (Marvel: Captain America) (Little Golden Book)
  10. High Voltage! (Marvel: Spider-Man) (Little Golden Book)
  11. How to be a Pirate (Little Golden Book)
  12. Old Hat New Hat
  13. The Big Honey Hunt, 50th Anniversary Edition (The Berenstain Bears)
  14. My Hands (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science)
  15. Henri’s Best Day
  16. Hedgie’s Surprise
  17. Hedgie Blasts Off!
  18. Honey… Honey… Lion! A Story from Africa
  19. Ho for a Hat!
  20. Hopper Hunts for Spring, Hopper’s Easter Surprise, and the Happy Hedgehog (3 Book Set)

Want more letter Hh activities to do with your preschooler? We have crafts, printables, snacks and more!

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20 Books Children Must Read: Letter G

If you are learning a new letter each week with your preschooler, it is perfect to add in a collection of great books to read!

You can either make a trip to the library once a week, order books on Amazon or do a book swap with friends.

Here is our collection of 20 books children must read as they learn the letter Gg.

Click through on each link below to learn more about the author and to get additional book details.

20 books children must read: letter G

 20 Books Children Must Read: Letter G

1. Giraffes Can’t Dance
2. The Going-To-Bed Book
3. Good Night, Gorilla
4. Goodnight Moon
5.The Berenstain Bears’ Graduation Day
6.Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
7. Go, Dog. Go!
8. Curious George Goes Fishing
9. Curious George’s First Day of School
10.The Berenstain Bears Go to School (First Time Books(R))
11. Grandma’s House
12.The Gingerbread Man
13.Three Billy Goats Gruff
14.Goldilocks and the Three Bears
15.G is for Goat
16.Babushka’s Mother Goose
17.Little Apple Goat
18.The Goat in the Rug
19.Grumpy Goat
20.Giraffes (African Animals)

 

Want more letter Gg activities to do with your kiddos? Check out our crafts, printables, snack ideas and more! Let’s make learning fun!

Letter of the Week Activities for Preschoolers (Letter Gg)

Handwriting Practice for Kids: B is for Butterfly

We have a new handwriting practice for kids printable this week!

This one focuses on the letter B!

This printable is perfect for preschoolers and allows them many different learning aspects.

We will trace with our finger to learn proper letter formation.

We will trace with a pencil and write the letters on the paper.

We will also work on saying the sound the letter makes.

Ready?

handwriting practice for kids b is for butterfly

 

You Will Need:

Click on the link above to print out your worksheet. Now we will get started.

 

First, the preschoolers can trace the letter with his finger.

Follow the number order for proper letter formation.

Trace the big B and the little b.

handwriting sheets for kids how to make the letter b

Next, grab your alphabet flip book.

Discuss and say the sounds this letter makes.

B is for bed. B is also for butterfly. What are some other things that make the Bb sound?

alphabet flipbook for preschoolers

Now you can trace all of the big B’s.

Next, trace all of the little b’s.

Then do a row of big and little.

And finally, write the letter independently on the last line.

handwriting practice for kids b is for butterfly

I have many more letter Bb activities for kids!

Have a blast while you’re learning this letter with these fun snacks, crafts and printables.

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20 Books Children Must Read: Letter F

As you dive deeper in to the alphabet with your little ones, I hope you’re having a blast reading awesome books that can be incorporated with each letter.

I encourage you to take a once a week trip to the library and check out a collection of books that go with the letter you’re learning this week.

Or, feel free to grab these books over on Amazon. I have linked to them so that you can read more about each book,  if it is a new title to you,  and so you can learn more about each author.

Here is our list of 20 books children must read as you learn the letter Ff.  

20 books children must read: letter Ff

 20 Books Children Must Read: Letter F

  1. The Story of Ferdinand
  2. Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Farm
  3. I Just Forgot (A Little Critter Book)
  4. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
  5. Fox in Socks
  6. Mouse’s First Fall
  7. From Seed to Pumpkin
  8. Froggy Goes to Camp
  9. When I Feel Angry (Way I Feel Books)
  10. Five Little Monkeys Play Hide and Seek (A Five Little Monkeys Story)
  11. Frozen Little Golden Book (Disney Frozen)
  12. Free Fall
  13. The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone
  14. The Fortune-Tellers (Picture Puffin Books)
  15. Flower Fairies Sticker Storybook
  16. The Tale of The Firebird
  17. A Friend for Merida
  18. Flower Fairies of the Summer
  19. The Foolish Tortoise
  20. Harold’s Fairy Tale (Further Adventures of with the Purple Crayon)

Want more letter Ff activities? I have crafts, printables, snack ideas and more! Let’s make learning fun!

Letter of the Week Activities for Preschoolers (Letter Ff)

25 Books Children Must Read: Letter E

Teaching your preschooler their alphabet is such a fun time. Making learning fun is even better!

Here is a list of 25 books children must read for the letter Ee.

Are there books you and your kids have enjoyed that you would like to add to this list? Leave them in the comments! We are always on the hunt for more ideas!

I have linked to each of them online so you can click though and take a look at the covers, see more about the author and read the books description if they are new titles to you.

Add these books to your library list. Do you do once a week?

Ready for the reading fun to being?

25 books children must read: letter e

25 Books Children Must Read: Letter E

1. The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth (Magic School Bus)

2. But No Elephants (Once Upon a Time)

3.Edward the Emu

4.Edward’s Overwhelming Overnight (Edward the Unready)

5.The Ear Book 

6.Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z

7.Gregory, the Terrible Eater

8.Eat Healthy, Feel Great

9. Terry Treetop and the lost egg

10. Max’s Easter Surprise (Max and Ruby)

11.Earth Day, Birthday!

12.Green Eggs and Ham

13.The Little Engine That Could (Little Letters Edition)

14. Eggday

15.An Extraordinary Egg

16.First the Egg

17.Elmer’s Special Day 

18. The Eensy Weensy Spider

19. Ella The Elegant Elephant

20. Eloise Throws a Party!

21. Eloise Skates!

22.The Empty Pot (An Owlet Book)

23.Emma & Bo (My Best Friend & Me)

24. Emma (The Simply Small Series)

25.Emma’s Pet

 

Want more letter Ee activities? I have crafts, printables, snack ideas and more! Let’s make learning fun!

Letter of the Week Activities for Preschoolers (Letter Ee)

 

Handwriting Practice for Kids: A is for Alligator

I have many activities for kids on this site that focus on education.

These printables go perfectly with all of our letter of the week crafts and activities.

If you are looking for handwriting practice for kids, this will be perfect.

A is for alligator. Let’s trace our letters and learn more about the letter Aa.

handwriting practice for kids preschool a is for alligator 2

You Will Need:

Print the worksheet out.

a is for alligator

I love the big A and little a at the top left. It uses arrows to show how to make the letter Aa.

Have your preschooler follow the number order and use their finger to trace the letter.

 

Reference the letter in your alphabet flip book. Remind them of the sound the letter makes.

A is for alligator.

a is for alligator trace the letter

Next, have them use their pencil to trace all of the big A’s.

Then all of the little a’s.

Then trace the Aa pattern.

Then there is a blank row to write the letters again independently.

(Matthew used two permanent markers yesterday to draw all over himself…..  Even after a shower there are still signs of marker. Of course this is not the first time we’ve dealt with this.)

Matthew can successfully and neatly trace his letter, but he does not always choose to. Be patient. With maturity this will change.

handwriting practice for kids tracing

Here is is sweet face. Today he told me he is tired of this baby stuff preschool. He wants to go to high school now….

(See the faint sign of marker around his eyes? And on his arms?  He is such a unique and wildly independent boy.)

matthew as a preschooler

How is homeschooling your preschooler going?

Remember, all of our children learn at their own pace.

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