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Learning Resrouces Lowercase Alphabet Tracing Stamps are available from Amazon for £11.93 or from independant retailers for around the same price. We got these from a local toy shop for £10.99.
These are really good ideas for introducing young kids to letters. You can use them in loads of different ways to encourage their letter recognition ability, writing skills and assist them in developing their fine motor skills. I know it all sounds very dramatic, but these are all important skills for little learners to get to grips with, and this is a really useful toy for helping them.
Basically, there are 34 hard rubber style stamps in this set. Obviously 26 of those are lower case letters, and the others are a variety of common punctuation marks. They can all be stored neatly together in the little plastic case they come in which is handy.
Little hands will find these chunky little stamps quite easily to make images with. Once they've stamped the images, they can then use the images to practice writing or colour in. The stamps just print the outline of the letters, so kids can go over them.
They can also use these stamps to start learning to spell and read. Some kids struggle to manipulate pens and pencils until they're a bit older, so these stamps make good surrogates for those who know how to use letters but just aren't able to make them with pencils yet. Also, these are fun for kids to use, and things that are fun are always more appealing.
You can also get these in uppercase letters if you want to, but we've only got the lower case ones. These are suitable for ages three years and over, and kids will get use out of them even after they're competent with their letters as they can continue to use them in their craft projects as they get older. These are really hardwearing and made from good, thick materials so they should last the average child for a good few years with normal use.
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