It takes every child a long time and lots of practice to learn to write by hand. Much of it has to do with gaining control over the movements of the arm , hand and finger that are necessary for numbers and letters to form. Tracing can help your child practice the abilities needed to write.
Trace around things like saucers, coins, toy bricks, biscuit cutters, and so on that you have in the house. Compare the size of child and adult hands by tracing around one of their own hands, or someone else 's hand. You can buy stencils in stationery and toy shops with shapes your child can trace. Spread newspapers all over the floor for extra fun, get someone to lie down and let your child trace their body.
They might like to trace patterns like these from Kidzone that you can print if your five-year-old enjoys it. Draw out a rough version that they can use if you don't have a printer. It should be fun to learn to write. It 's essential that kids know that writing is a fun and useful thing. Children will get used to holding a pencil and learning to write properly by integrating it into everyday activities, such as drawing, writing notes and birthday cards. Encourage your child to write and draw-with chalk on outdoor walls or on the beach in the sand. Give them image mazes or puzzles to fill out. Join the dot puzzles for their hand eye coordination is great.
It can feel downright frustrating for children at first, to fight the urge to look at what you draw. This is pretty unintuitive. But what is this exercise 's point? The point is that it really forces them to look, really see what they are looking at. By trying to coordinate what their eyes see with what their hand is doing, they can't be distracted. They have to stare willfully instead, and let their eyes do all the tracing for them. Also, because it feels rather frustrating and their eyes are going to get bored staying too long in one place, their pencil is probably going to move a bit faster, but also not concerned with speed.