Help your toddler practice writing the letter A with these printable letter A coloring pages
Learning the alphabet is a skill that all children should master. By the time they reach the age of 2, children should be able to recognize the letters of the alphabet. The alphabets are the basic foundation of reading and writing. Once they can identify the letters, it’s time to learn to write them. As always, it’s best to start at the beginning, and letter A coloring pages are a great way to help kids learn to write the alphabet.
- A preschooler should be able to recognize the letters of the alphabet
- They should be able to recite/ sing the alphabets
- They should be able to identify lowercase and uppercase letters
- Your preschooler should be able to write his or her first name using uppercase or lowercase letters
- They should be able to recognize some numbers and shapes
- They should be able to grip a pencil, crayon or marker correctly in their hand.
Letter A coloring pages
But little kids can get bored with conventional methods of learning. So you need to come up with some creative ways to help your child learn the alphabet. Drawing and coloring are great ways to keep your children interested in the learning process. Get your little artist to practice the letter A using these Letter A coloring pages. You can change the font and text to customize these pages to help reinforce letter recognition and writing skills.
Animal letter A coloring pages
Check out these letter A coloring pages of different animals that have names starting with the letter A. Help your child learn to write the letter A by tracing and coloring in these free printable alphabet coloring pages.
A is for Alligator Colouring Page
Here is a fun activity. The picture below has the letter A drawn to resemble an alligator. Make this scary letter A come to life with some color and learn how to write the letter A at the same time.
Here is another coloring page of an alligator. Make this peaceful alligator come to life with colors as you learn how to write the letter A.
A is for Ant Colouring Page
Things letter A coloring pages
Here are some letter A coloring pages with names of things that start with the letter A.
A is for Airplane
Here are some more letter A coloring pages
Read out the words to your child and ask them to color the page using the color that is mentioned.
Once your little one can recite the letters of the alphabet clearly, it’s time to teach them how to write the alphabet. First, have your little one sing the alphabet song. This will help reinforce their memory of the letters. Then start with uppercase letters. It’s easier to start with the uppercase letters as some of the lower case letters might be confusing for your child. For example: b and d. These letters might seem the same to your child and confuse them.
How to teach your child to write the letter A
- Let’s start with the letter A. Point out the letter A and call out the name of the letter. Have your child repeat after you.
- First, write the letter A in uppercase.
- Help your child trace over the letter several times until they can write the letter on their own.
Here is a great method to teach your child to write the alphabets.
- Reading alphabet books: Help your child to recognize the letters of the alphabet using alphabet books. You can read it to them repeatedly to help them learn the alphabets. Point out each letter and call out the name of the letter. Have your child repeat after you. To make it easier for your child, it’s best to tackle only 3 – 4 alphabets at a time.
- Sandpaper letters: You’ll need some Didax Sandpaper Tracing Letters or School Supply Tactile Letters Kit for this activity. Help your child to trace over the sandpaper letters using their fingers. Teach them the phonetic sound of the letter as your child traces the letter.
- Reinforce learning with simple tasks: Once they know the letters, test your child. Give them small tasks, such as pick up the letter A and carry it to the window. This will help reinforce learning.
- Quiz them to recall: Once they’ve mastered the letters, quiz your child to ensure they recall what they’ve learnt. Show them the sandpaper with any of the letters and ask them to trace the letters and tell you the name of the letter.
Coloring is a fun activity that all children will agree to do readily. And when you incorporate learning into a fun activity, children will learn faster.