Our pre-cursive name boards cater for all children particularly those who are required to learn the cursive form of writing from reception. We have had a font designed in line with the cursive handwriting taught in most UK primary schools. The cursive form is difficult for children to grasp and with our board your child can practice the movement and shape of each letter in their name in a hands on way.
As the boards are pre-cursive it shows each of the entry and exit lines for each of the letters. This will help your child become familiar with the way each letter in their name is formed.
Our resources are based on the Montessori self-directed, hands-on approach to learning. Using our pre-cursive name boards children will build up muscle memory in their hands for when they are ready to put pen to paper. By holding the tracing stick it will help them to develop their pencil grip.
Our pre-cursive name tracing boards are made from FSC solid beech wood which has been planed to be completely smooth. This means that your child can handle their name board without any worry of getting splinters from the wood. The wooden tracing stick is made from beech dowel and is designed to be similar to that of a pencil to help your child develop their pencil grip.
Our wooden name boards vary in size depending on the name of your child. The width will always vary between 12 and 14cm depending the letters in your child's name.
The beech wood dowel is always 10 cm long
Custom Options We now have the option to combine both the pre-cursive and the cursive form of writing on one board. If you would like your child's name in both forms please select 'Double Sided' from the menu option. There is an additional charge of £10 if you choose to have both forms of writing.
There are many activities that you can do with your child to help them recognise the letters in their name. They can trace each letter and then fill them with different small resources such as beads, felt balls, seeds or petals from flowers. This will also help them become familiar with the shape each letter makes.
For more ideas on how to use our boards, you can follow us on instagram @thelittlecoachhouse where we share photos and videos of the fun ways to use them.
** If you are a childcare provider and want to order several boards please send us a message as we provide special discount rates for multiple orders.
Our current dispatch time is 2-3 weeks. If you need your order sooner then this please leave a note with your latest need by date when placing your order.