Parents and teachers can use a variety of methods to create handwriting sheets for pre-K students. Some of them include using software such as Startwrite or websites such as WorksheetWorks.com or creating them by hand.
Startwrite is compatible with the Windows operating system and allows you to customize sheets with letters, numbers, colorful pictures and shapes. You can also generate handwriting sheets at WorksheetWorks.com, by first clicking English Language, then the Writing Skills link. Select your style of writing, guidelines, letter darkness, letter size and text, and click Create Worksheet. These sheets are basic, printed in black and white without much decoration, but can be quite useful.
Should you choose to create a handwriting sheet by hand, make sure the line spacing is large enough and each letter has a clear, correct form; students should be able to distinguish uppercase letters from lowercase letters. Designate space for tracing and independent practice.
No matter which method you select, to create handwriting sheets appropriate for your pre-K student, you must first be aware of his skill level and the fine motor skill expectations for his age. Children in pre-K often write in scribbles as their fine motor skills have not yet fully developed. Therefore, when creating handwriting worksheets, begin with single letters and numbers and then progress to small words.