By Bella Nordstrom. Letter Worksheet. At Friday, September 20th 2019, 11:15:46 AM.
Children appear less likely to confuse visually similar letters if they have learned one letter of a configurable pair well prior to introduction of the other letter of the pair. In addition, it can be helpful to teach children to form configurable letters differently; for example, b starts at the top whereas d starts with the loop. Use written arrow cues to help children remember how to form letters.
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When children are learning to form a new letter, it is helpful to begin with large movements such as forming the letter in the air; have children use a sweeping movement with the entire arm, not just the hand. This initial practice should emphasize learning the motor pattern with correct formation of the letter (e.g., as discussed for the letter b above) rather than writing the letter on paper with perfect legibility or size.