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Letter formation - tips and advice

When a child first learns to draw letters, it is can be helpful to adopt a multi-sensory approach. These activities have been put together to practice and improve letter formation. They can be carried out in any order and should ideally be practised about three times a week for 15 minutes.

Firstly, talk to your child’s school and check what handwriting approach and letter formation they
use so that you can support your child at home using the same approach fir example if you child’s
school teaches joined letter formation from reception you should use the same at home

Letter Groups:

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

‘Anti-clockwise’ letters or ‘Magic C’ letters (all begin with a “c” stroke which helps create a stronger
visual memory of the letters)

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