By di91T4lo3p4NdH4. Cursive Letters. At Thursday, March 19th 2020, 06:24:44 AM.
If you are looking for printable worksheets for your preschool child, the array of choices can be a little intimidating. You may just be looking for a few pages to keep your child occupied with something more constructive than yet another half hour in front of the TV, or you may feel it is time you started helping your child learn the basic skills she or he will need for school. Whatever your motivation for looking for worksheets for preschool, there are a few points to consider before you decide which ones you want. If your goal is to provide learning opportunities for your child, you will want more than a few pictures to color in, although this is an important skill to practice. Between the ages of 3 and 7, the so-called formative years, your child is ready and willing to learn. This is a great time to start introducing the basic skills that your child will use for the rest of their lives such as counting, reading and writing. With your help and supervision, your child can do math worksheets, alphabet worksheets and much more.
Try to supplement each worksheet with a real-life activity. For example after a worksheet on counting, you can ask the child to pick out 3 biscuits and 2 carrots from many. Remember, a child is learning many new things at once. A child of this age has an amazing capacity to learn many new things fast. He can also forget them equally fast. Doing many interesting worksheets with cartoons etc would be fun for him and would help continually reinforce what is learnt. Give positive feedback and encourage a child. His finer motor skills are just developing. Do not expect or try for perfection. Do not give any writing exercise too early i.e until he is fully comfortable with holding a pencil. Spend sufficient time and continually reinforce the learning in day-to-day situations. Most importantly, it should be fun for the teacher and the taught!
Back in the dark ages of education, students spent 40 minutes 2-3 times a week doing drill and practice with a teacher who walked around and watched us do the work according to directions: up, down, up, down, etc. or up, down, curve to the left, up to the line and cross the lines, around and back to the line then out (that was the letter p). We used fountain pens so mistakes could not be erased and the teacher could see where we did not follow directions - boring was an understatement and probably what contributed to the lawsuit about drill/practice work in schools. Drill and practice is necessary for some skills to be learned. Without the repetition and practice, our bodies do not retain the information. Drill and practice is consistently used in athletics: throwing, catching, defensive/offensive techniques, etc. Athletes become adept through practice. Education has eliminated much practice in the classroom in favor of other skills which are also needed. Cursive writing has been sacrificed to those other skills.