Skills taught in each worksheet include the following:
Tracing the letters using a crayon in the activities above provides the repetition necessary to begin the letter memorization process.
Hollow letters are used on the worksheets to provide a good visual imprint and guide proper letter formation.
Answers to all questions are designated by coloring the appropriate letter with a colored crayon or pencil. For example -
"Color the "b" under the bees wing - red."
Memorization of the letter sound is enhanced by association with the "Memorable Character" for each letter. The final section of the worksheet shows 5 pictures and asks the child if the picture begins with the sound of the worksheet letter. Ex. - Does "ball" begin with the "buh" sound? The child then circles the word "yes" or "no" directly below the picture.
and Descriptive Terms
Meaning of the words - OVER - UNDER - ABOVE - BELOW - SMALLEST - BIGGEST - FRONT - BACK - FIRST - SECOND - THIRD - LAST - MIDDLE - CLOSEST - FARTHEST - TINIEST - LARGEST - ON - NEXT - SMOOTHEST - ROUGHEST - THINNEST - THICKEST - LEFT and RIGHT.
These skills are taught by having the child perform a "thinking" task -
"Pick up a red crayon and color the letter p that is over the parrot's wing."
Children seem to truly enjoy the challenge provided in this type of activity.