These Wooden Lower Case Letter and Number Stencils are ideal for helping young children become familiar with the motions associated with letter formation. Stencils also offer your child a visual image of what their hands are tracing, making a deeper connection between their movements and the numbers and letters they are tracing.
Using stencils is a really good way to help your child's developing hand control and are a resource to be used in conjunction with many other writing tasks. Stencils are a tool that helps your toddler begin to understand the connection of lines. In the Montessori classroom children between the ages of 3-5 often use stencils for developing hand control and for learning the movements required for writing.
Stencils encourage development of fine motor skills by increasing the use of small muscles in the hands, fingers, and wrists. This helps in manoeuvring vertical, horizontal and circular strokes and learning to form shapes, letters or numbers. Alphabet and Number Stencils engage bilateral coordination, which means that both sides of the body are required to work together to complete these tasks.
Even if your little ones haven't mastered pencil control, and the fine motor skills associated with writing, the Wooden Lower Case Alphabet and Number Boards will help with forming letters correctly, which may help reduce letter reversal and errors in later years.
Each set comes with a Wooden Alphabet Stencil Board and a Numbers 0-9 Board. Wood is a durable and sustainable material meaning they will last longer.
Maintain your Boards by keeping them dry.