School-Rite seemed to be the best solution to the problem. They have great templates for children to learn how to recognize and write letters, without having mom and dad help out to much. Giving them more independence. They have all different stencils to help your child learn printing, upper and lower case. Also, different shapes which is great for my two year old.
I opened up the basic shapes stencil for my youngest to start using on a piece of paper. He was so excited to be able to draw shapes without "Mama help." As a family, we all started playing with the stencil. Attempting to draw the biggest and coolest castle. Everyone took turns with this stencil. And had a great time. When we were done, the kids colored all of our castle attempts. And we used it to help my youngest recognize different shapes. It was so much fun!
We set my five year old up with a piece of paper and the Manuscript Uppercase stencil, and had him tracing the different letters and telling me what they were. He loved that he was doing it without me. He had a fun time using this, and writing out different things when he asked how to spell different words.
I think these are great for people who are trying to teach their independent thinkers to learn how to write different letters. I also think these would be great for home school, and even preschool classrooms. They have so many different options. You can even teach your child cursive with these!
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