How I teach handwriting
I use a gradual approach when teaching handwriting to my preschoolers. We start with a lot of simple fine motor – forming the letters without pencil and paper. Check out my fine motor page for those ideas. Later, we move on to handwriting pages.
Typically I have my children learn to write uppercase letters in all three levels before moving to lowercase.
Should children learn to write letters in alphabetical order?
A tip: You might want to have your child learn to write letters in order of easiest to hardest. For the uppercase letters, we use this order: E, F, H, I, L, T, V, W, X, K, M, N, Y, A, Z, C, O, G, Q, B, D, J, P, U, R, S.
In my experience, after my children are comfortable writing uppercase, I can teach lowercase letters in any order. In fact, my children are often writing enough on their own that they’ve come to me for help to learn how to write their lowercase letters – and I don’t spend much time formally teaching them. However, if you’re starting with lowercase, I’d suggest an order something like this: l, t, i, v, w, k, x, y, z, h, r, n, m, c, e, f, j, o, u, a, b, p, d, g, q, s.
Collections of handwriting pages
Click on an image for a collection of A-Z pages in that style. The numbers handwriting pages are all in one post, but I’ve shared separate images so you can see the styles in which they’re available.
Level One in Uppercase
Level One in Lowercase
Level Two in Uppercase
Level Two in Lowercase
Level Three in Uppercase
Level Three in Lowercase
Level Four in Upper and Lowercase Combined
Numbers: Levels 1-3