Emerald has become very interested in writing letters over the summer. She didn't like tracing letters in workbooks with dotted or gray lines because she is a perfectionist and she couldn't make the lines perfectly straight. So I printed her out these sheets of letter outlines for her to practice. This way she had more room for error and still be able to stay inside the lines and not get frustrated, all while learning the correct way to write each letter. She begged for these every day and they kept her occupied while I did reading and math with Mercedes.
Emerald practiced so much this summer she can now easily trace letters in her preschool workbook and write her own name without help!