Beautiful and Free Letter S Tracing Worksheets

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We hope that the bumpy ride of growth will feel comfortable with these fun and engaging images. We noticed that cute engaging images make a big difference to young children when learning so we're on a mission to make free worksheets available for kids around the world.

All our worksheets are designed by a children's illustrator and a teacher...they're all free because we're committed to closing the unfair gaps in children's education.

More about Teaching the letter S - Order

Your young'uns have come a long way! Often the copying parents is done first... for example, saying A when you say A. Then attempting the ABC song perhaps, then being able to point at a letter when you say it... 

Next is writing and this usually starts with tracing various lines, followed by tracing letters. Pen control is still in development so giving some thought to ideal order based on this is recommended. Experts seem to agree that straight lines come first (i.e. H, I, L, T, E, F), then curved (O, U, J etc), then diagonal lines (V, K, W and so on). 

How to grow their writing confidence

With my psychologist hat on, I'd say there are some key pathways to self-efficacy that are relevant here...

  1. One is past experience, so you want children to do the easiest first, so when they do a more challenging one they have a success experience to fuel them. The key is it "feels" like a success experience.
  2. Another is watching it being done. So feel free to show them slowly that it's possible. Another child showing them could be even more helpful.
  3. Yet another is verbal persuasion. I believe in you. You're getting better every time you try. Your effort is great! 
  4. Finally feedback from their body or physiology. As an educator, what you can do is watch more closely than ever before. Is it too easy, too difficult, what is their posture and telling you?

Which one might you try and act on first? Good luck!

Paper Saving Tip

How about laminating these worksheets so you can use them again and again? Simply use a dry-erase marker and wipe off after use with a wet cloth. Great for the classroom, home-schooling, or for lots of practice at home.

We appreciate that schools around the world all work in different ways, at different paces, and do things in different orders. We acknowledge that many different ways of learning can work well, different approaches being more suitable in different cultures and contexts.  We believe that sooner is not better than later, and faster is not better than slower. We wish to support everyone in the way they work so if you work differently and we can help, please do get in touch.