This is a multi-sensory approach to teaching letter sound. The child will hear the sound, see its form and feel the way it is written. Since a motor pattern should be learned correctly from the first time, it is very important that the child trace formed letters properly. This will help him develop a good foundation for handwriting later.
1. Print out free template to make sandpaper letter from montessorimaterials.org
Link to print (arial font) lowercase alphabets:
Link to print (arial font) uppercase alphabet:
Link to cursive lowercase:
2. Cut out individual letters. Pain in the ass part.
|Lowercase alphabets cut from printouts|
3. Trace the outline of the above cutouts onto sandpaper.
Make sure the front/printed part is facing the sandpaper.
You don't want to induce dyslexia in your child.
4. Cut from sandpaper. Even bigger pain in the ass.