Before young children can acquire a fluent and comfortable handwriting style they need to develop fine-motor control, the language to talk about shapes and patterns, and the handwriting movements needed for the basic letter shapes.
These beautiful stones offer a tactile and visual way of introducing young children to letter formation. Each stone is carefully engraved to provide important sensory feedback to help young children develop the movements needed for writing each letter. Starting at the green dot, children will enjoy tracing each letter shape with their finger building important motor-memory skills.
Each set contains 26 letter stones (75–135mm) and an activity leaflet.
For other Feels-Write resources, see our Feels-Write Uppercase Letter Stones, Feels-Write Pre-Writing Stones and Feels-Write Number Stones.
Michele Snow, Targeted Learning Team –
“These stones are great to use both in the classroom and with intervention groups. You can allow children to discover a letter shape by giving them time to ‘play’ with the stones. The tactile nature of the stones means the children want to handle them and feel the letter shape. They can be combined with play doh or wiki stixs for children to make their own letters or filled with sand or water to add different textures to the experience. A great classroom resource.”
Specialist teacher for SpLDs –
“We love the stones. As specialist teachers, we are always looking for multi-sensory resources that allow the children to feel, see and do. The arrows on the Feels-Write stones provide scaffolding to encourage the correct letter formation when writing. These are a must for anyone working with children that need the opportunity for overlearning in fun and different ways.”
Sheilagh Blyth, Occupational Therapist –
“An occupational therapist’s dream!”