Tracing worksheets help with handwriting practice by aiding in the development of the hand and finger control necessary to form letters and words. Some students find tracing interesting pictures more fun that tracing random letter shapes. This leads to longer practice periods for more small motor development in the hands.
Tracing worksheets include practice sheets on which students trace through mazes or trace objects by following dotted. Young preschoolers practice tracing with just their finger using the same worksheet over and over to develop coordination. Older students use a pencil and develop a proper pencil holding position while exercising their finger and hand muscles. Students progress from tracing pictures and shapes to tracing letters and words.