Tracing a picture will very help you to get a copy image with a very small error on it. Tracing will be very fast and easy if you use a paper that is used to trace like tracing paper or transfer paper. You can also print a template of pictures that already you can trace with help of tracing lines. Kids can start tracing with an easy one like a straight line or geometry shape. After that try zig-zag and curved lines. Then try more complex ones like numbers, the alphabet, and even a drawing. Tracing books usually come with dotted lines on the picture, sometimes it is a faint line or a prominent one. Even some books only have arrows to show the direction for tracing that makes it harder but don't worry it also will develop children's imagination and visual perception. It creates things more interesting and of course, makes it really fun.
Tracing lines will help kids to develop and improve handwriting because it is a good motoric activity. It also improves eye-hand coordination and precise movement coordinator. It will help children to get their right pencil grasp and develop their visual perception. With this game kids also will know which is the dominant hand of them. Tracing also will be a great start to learning drawing. It will develop a small series of muscles in the finger hand to make handwriting. Good handwriting may develop over time but with tracing lines you can make it faster to develop or make it even better.
Tracing lines is fun but don't stick with it too much. After tracing the line embrace your kid to do a free-write. Freewriting will activate the region of the brain that is necessary for developing reading skills. It will improve creativity and linguistics skills a lot.
First thing you need to print off the paper with tracing lines on it. Prepare items to trace it like crayons, pencils, or markers. You can also prepare an eraser, coloring pencil, glitter, or glue to make some decorations on it. It will be neat if you use pencils because you can erase it if you make some mistakes. You can also laminate your tracing lines worksheet or picture then use a dry marker when tracing it so you can trace it over and over again.