Adventures in Tot Schooling

Fabulous Free Fonts for Pre-Writers

Munchkin is so, so interested in writing at the moment. I’m trying to provide as many non-writing activities as possible (stencil tracing, sandpaper letters and salt tray, painting, colouring, pre-writing sheets, fine motor activities, etc, etc) because she’s just barely three, but she REALLY wants to write, and doesn’t always want my help. I’m trying to go slowly because I want her to learn to form the letters correctly. It’s much harder to undo a bad habit than just form the correct habit in the first place. To follow Munchkin’s interests, I’ve set up a little writing station for her and I’m rotating what’s in it every few days. Sometimes I print out words (like her name) so that she can practice. Since she doesn’t always want me involved, I wanted to use a font that helped her out. I found several great fonts for pre-writers, and thought others might be able to use them too. Munchkin and I are working on printing, but I’ve included D’nelian and Cursive fonts as I found them. Also, I added some sign language fonts at the bottom, since we use a little ASL when we can, and I want her to be able to finger spell.

Printing Fonts

AbcPrintArrow – a solid font with line height guides and stroke order numbers.
abcpa

AbcPrintArrowDotted – a dashed font with line height guides and stroke order numbers for children to trace.
abcpad

AbcPrintDottedLined – a dashed font with line height guides for children to trace. No stroke order help.
abcpdl

AbcPrintDotted – a dashed font. No guidelines or stroke numbers.
abcpd

AbcPrint – a solid basic font with letters correctly formed for printing.

abcp

AbcPrintLined – a solid printing font with line height guides.

abcpl

KGPrimaryPenmanship – a family of fonts to practice print writing. Included are solid fonts with and without line height guides.

kgpp

kgppl

KGPrimaryDots – a family of printing fonts with dotted lines for tracing over. Included are dotted fonts with and without line height guides.

kgpd

kgpdl

KGPrimaryItalics – included for nostalgia. This is how I was taught to write, as we learnt to join our letters.

kgpi kgpil

Cursive Fonts

AbcCursive – a solid cursive font.
abcc

AbcCursiveArrow – a cursive font with line height guides and stroke order numbers.

abcca

AbcCursiveArrowDotted – a dashed font with line height guides and stroke order numbers for children to trace.

abccad

AbcCursiveDotted – a dashed font. No guidelines or stroke numbers.

abcd

AbcCursiveDottedLined – a dashed font with line height guides for children to trace. No stroke order help.

abccdl

AbcCursiveLined – a solid printing font with line height guides.

abcl

D’Nealian Fonts

AbcDNManusDotted- a dashed font. No guidelines or stroke numbers.
dnd

AbcDNManusArrow - a d’nealian font with line height guides and stroke order numbers.
dnpla

AbcDNManusLined – a solid printing font with line height guides.
dnpl

AbcDNManusDottedLined – a dashed font with line height guides for children to trace. No stroke order help.
dndl

AbcDNManusArrowDotted – a dashed font with line height guides and stroke order numbers for children to trace
dndla

Sign Language Fonts

We started baby sign language when Munchkin was 5 months old. We’ve kept it up, and will be doing more now that Little Sister has come along. Munchkin’s Grandma uses Signing Exact English for work, and there is some crossover. I particularly want to keep it going as a tool for learning spelling words. If she is a┬ákinesthetic learner, knowing the ASL alphabet will be invaluable.

HandSign Font – an Irish Sign Language font
hs

Gallaudet – an ASL font
ga

BDA Fingerspelling – a British Sign Language font
bda

Happy Pre-Writing! Here’s Munchkin using the AbcPrintArrow font to practive writing her name!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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