Many people may wonder why it’s even necessary to learn how to write by hand, but research has shown that students retain information better when they write notes, for example, rather than type them. Preschoolers are introduced to writing as a way to help them develop their fine motor skills such as hand-eye coordination and muscle memory, and practice critical thinking. We’ve chosen writing paper designed for preschoolers that can help them with letter recognition and tracing, while providing visual cues to help them learn to write.
School Smart makes their handwriting paper with durable materials. Parents and teachers will get plenty of use out of the 500-pack ream for everyday writing drills. A dotted middle line helps provide proper guidelines for letter lineup, making it an ideal resource for penmanship practice.
This spacious, two-sided paper lets children find their personal writing groove with practice. The paper is designed with red baselines, blue dotted midlines and blue headlines. Letter formation and writing techniques come quicker and easier with the clear, contrasting colors.
The pages in this workbook use vertical and horizontal lines to help guide new writers in practicing their letters and spacing. By combining tracing and writing in one booklet, the Channie’s workbook lets beginners advance to more challenging writing as they improve their skills. There’s plenty of space for practice, but this handwriting workbook also comes with an instruction sheet for printing, which makes the resource reproducible. Children will learn letters through the tracing method, which can be reinforced through independent practice with the workbook.
Children will learn both the numeral and written form of numbers through repetition of tracing and learning in this practice book. It can also assist with pre-spelling skills. This is a great option that helps establish expectations when it comes to writing at an early age, as students in early childhood classrooms will complete many assignments that require handwriting.
Each page of this notebook has a white background with dark-black straight and dotted lines. The glossy finish enables children to see their practice clearly. Students will learn how to shape letter characters and get plenty of practice writing them. Handwriting practice with this option is a practical way to help young children build up hand strength and fine motor skills.
“While the handwritten note is less common today than 20 years ago, it can still touch people in a way that emails can’t. Providing good writing paper to your child or student is a catalyst for making writing fun, which can lead to improvements in reading, spelling and overall intellectual growth. Be patient with aspiring writers as their fine motor skills are likely lacking at first.”
Our Expert Consultant
Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.