Happy summer, friends. We wanted to offer a quick and easy summer freebie for our readers. I created these printables for my preschooler who loves to spell new words. The activity is now available to download for your own little spellers!
My son tends to appreciate handwriting practice when the subject is interesting so I used a few sea creatures to capture his attention. He got creative with the images, then wrote the animal’s name underneath.
Handwriting practice is an excellent complex motor activity and is important for brain development. Handwriting activates the brain and advances cognitive skills.
It also contributes to reading fluency because it activates visual perception of letters. Studies show that writing improves memory, and that students retain learning better when working with new ideas through handwriting instead of typing.
For more on the importance of handwriting in a world that seems to be moving very quickly to the keyboard, click here.
The Sea Creatures Printable bundle includes each sheet below!
For more free printables, check out our Happy Earth conservation learning activity!