Designed by Speech Pathologists and educators, Alphabet Desk Mats have been created for children aged 3-5 years old to support early writing efforts. These downloadable desk mat resources are ideal for use in the school or home to assist children providing:
- Letter starting points of lower case letters
- Reminders of correct pencil grip
- The pictures support alphabet sound recall (which is particularly important for spelling).
- Available in Cursive or Foundation Font available
The recommended order of letter presentation.
- Group 1 Letters (s, a, t, p, i, n) with yellow dots
- Group 2 Letters (m, r, h, e, c, d) with blue dots
- Group 3 Letters (f, l, g, o, u, b) with green dots
- Group 4 Letters (w, j, v, k, z, y q, x) with red dots
The recommended manner of presentation.
- Introduce then revise one group at a time.
- Only progress onto subsequent groups of letters once previous concepts covered have been demonstrated.
- One Alphabet Desk Mat for Early Years in PDF format for print on A3/A4 paper or card.
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