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On the Road to Writing and Reading for PreKindergarten

Develop fundamental prewriting skills in young children with the On the Road to Writing and Reading PreKindergarten Kit. The kit consists of developmentally appropriate materials that invite four- and five-year-olds to sing, play, pretend, and learn. In each lesson, children encounter stories, songs, and letters during Group Time, Center Time, and Play Time. Activities aid children's development in these key areas:

  • Gross motor skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Spatial awareness
  • Print awareness
  • Letter recognition
  • Sound-symbol awareness
  • Handwriting skills

Download a free chart outlining the stages of early writing development complete with teaching suggestions.

On the Road to Writing and Reading PreKindergarten Kit materials include:

  • A Teacher Guide with stories to teach the basic strokes that build letters
  • Printables and songs by children's recording artist Debbie Clement on the Music, Mazes & More CD-ROM
  • Big (18"x 24") Group Time Cards that illustrate the formation of each letter and its placement in the alphabet
  • Laminated Alphabet Cards for matching, sorting, and writing center activities
  • A class set of Take-Home Alphabet Posters (English and Spanish) that help guide children's writing at home
  • A class set of Wikki Stix® for building strokes and letters while improving fine motor skills
  • Twenty-six Touch and Trace Manuscript Letter Cards that let children feel letter shapes
  • Large, soft foam Magnetic Letters that match the Zaner-Bloser manuscript alphabet and a Dry-Erase Magnetic Board
  • Story Journals for PreKindergarten writing which provide unlined space for children's early writing and drawings

Contact Zaner-Bloser today to find out how to bring On the Road to Writing and Reading to your district's PreK curriculum.

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