Simon isn't quite ready for handwriting practice even though he is five-years-old. I try to be sensitive to my kids and what they CAN do versus what they aren't ready for, and a handwriting book would send this little guy over the edge. Right on over. Kerplunk.
I don't want to send him over the edge, but I do want him to continue to prepare for handwriting practice. We are utilizing lots of Before Handwriting Ideas, and I also made these pre-writing pages for Simon. These pages will give him practice with the basic strokes and shapes he will need later to form letters.
You can download the pages by clicking on the image below.
For even more before handwriting ideas, browse my Pinterest board.