Printable Tracing In Pinterest

Updated on Mar 29, 2021
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What age should kids start tracing letters?

One of the methods to learn about the alphabet with kids is tracing kids. To prove this, we can find tons of tracing in Pinterest. This device is commonly used in many countries. When it comes to picking the right method, one of the considerations is matching the age of the kids to the method. The suitable age to start tracing is at the age of 3 to 4 years. Before they can trace the letters, they trace around the edge of a simple shape. They also frequently do tracing on top of a thick horizontal line neatly. After those two can be done without any hassle, they are able to trace or imitate some letters that have a simple stroke, including horizontal or vertical strokes, like I, F, H, L, or T. Usually, imitating or tracing the simple shapes of letters is done before they turn 4.

Does tracing help handwriting?

Yes, this can be considered as a good method to teach handwriting. It's because they don't only memorize the shapes of the letters, but they're also engaged directly in the process of how a letter can be made using lines and strokes. To utilize the benefits of tracing for kids, we can also involve textures in their worksheet. It’s also recommended for us to let them trace on a textured surface, like salt or sands. When involving textures, we actually add some more dimensions, which are solidity. This way makes them remember the lessons more. It’s because they are not only seeing and imitating, but also sensing. This method is also defined as a multisensory technique.

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Is Tracing good for kids?

Yes, it is. There are so many advantages that kids will get when they start to trace. When we start to look for tracing in Pinterest, here are the benefits that we will get of tracing:
1.    Introduces the way to learn
Tracing is one of the easiest shortcuts to help us convert 3D objects into 2D. For example, when we want kids to draw a flower, they immediately draw a circle in the center. This is because they are usually exposed with the actual form of those particular shapes of flowers.
2.    Doesn't need any expert guidance
When kids want to draw, sometimes we are confused where to start. It's because we ourselves are not experts. Tracing comes as the answer to our confusion. We can simply ask them to imitate as similar as they can.
3.    Simplifies the complex artwork
The one main point that we are required to do when it comes to choosing this method is simply copy the object that we want to draw. Yep, as simple as that. Just imitate it. Whatever kind of step you start, the point is the result that we will get is similar to the object we want to trace.

What are the Types of Tracing for Kids?

In general, there are three types of tracing activities that are often taught to children. Those are line tracing, shape tracing, and letter tracing. Those three tracing activities form the basis for other tracing activities. So, you can innovate those three types of tracing according to children's needs.

  • Line Tracing: This type of tracing helps kids to understand different types of lines. Children can learn short lines, long lines, curved lines, and straight lines. For beginners, let them learn simple lines first. Then, you can teach them complex lines. Teach line tracing first to children because lines are the basis for learning shapes and letters.

  • Shape Tracing: Once kids have mastered line tracing, you can start teaching them shape tracing. Shape tracing is more complex than line tracing. It is an important basis for learning numbers and letters. Shapes are a combination of various lines such as curved lines, straight lines, diagonals, and circles. Therefore, children can coordinate their fingers, hands, and wrists well by tracing these shapes. By tracing shapes, children can prepare to draw, write, and color.

  • Letter Tracing: Another type of tracing often done by children is letter tracing. This is an important way to train children's handwriting skills. If children are able to trace letters well, they will have good handwriting. So, their writing will be easy to read. To make it easier for them to trace letters, you need to teach easy letters first such as F, M, and B.


Why Do Children Need to Use Pinterest for Tracing?

Kids need to use Pinterest for tracing because they can easily find various tracing worksheets and templates on Pinterest. Therefore, tracing in Pinterest is an important thing to do to make it easier for children to carry out various tracings.

If parents or teachers have difficulty finding tracing inspiration, they can use the content on Pinterest as tracing ideas. They can download, save, and print it for free. All the tracing worksheets on Pinterest can make it easier for kids to learn tracing in a fun way.

Because there are many tracing worksheet themes on Pinterest, children can choose a worksheet that suits their wants and needs. Therefore, parents and teachers need to actively use Pinterest as a medium to find various inspirations for tracing worksheets. Parents and teachers need to monitor their children to find those tracing worksheets on Pinterest so they don't make the mistake of finding the best worksheets.

How to Trace Images onto Paper?

After getting the tracing worksheet on Pinterest, kids need to trace the images onto paper. The method is to use graphite paper. Children can also use light to create shadows from the picture so the shadows can be traced easily. The final way is to use crayons. You can make several shapes according to ideas on Pinterest and let the children trace the shapes using tracing paper and crayons.

How to Motivate Kids to Do Tracing?

To motivate children to do tracing, you can use several fun and creative methods. All these methods will not make children bored in learning tracing.

  • Images: First, you can use images or photos to motivate children to trace. You can search for the image on the internet, including Pinterest. Print and cut out the image. After that, attach all the images to the tracing worksheet. Next, children can start tracing on the tracing worksheet. Attractive pictures make children interested in tracing.

  • Lego: Children are also excited to do tracing using Lego. Yes, Lego is one of the toys most liked by children. So, you can use it as a tracing tool. You can form letters using those Lego blocks. After that, children can trace the shape of the letters. Children will easily understand the formation of letters through Lego.

  • Cream: If you have cream at home, you can also use it as a tool for tracing. Make sure the cream is safe for use by children. Playing with cream will increase children's creativity and imagination. You can use a plate and make several letter shapes on the plate. After that, children can trace the letters using writing tools, fingertips, or spoons. You can also let them write the letters using cream.

  • Scrapbooks: Scrapbooks can also help children to trace various shapes, pictures, and letters. You can make a family-themed scrapbook. Use the best photos in the scrapbook. You also need to write various words in the scrapbook. After that, you can show the scrapbook to the children. They can trace pictures, shapes, and letters in the scrapbook.

  • Journal: Another creative way is to use a journal. You can use some paper placed in a jar. After that, children can take a paper every day. They have to write the words written on the paper in a journal. Next, they have to trace each letter in the words they have written.

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