When my son was 2.5 years old, my husband went out and bought a bunch of preschool workbooks excited to lean into my son’s curiosity about letters, shapes, and numbers. Much to my husband’s surprise, my toddler could not do more than scribble on the prechool worksheet.
Fast forward to his 3rd Birthday…still not much more than scribbles on those preschool worksheets. I spoke to his preschool teacher who said this is completely normal.
I had some printable preschool worksheets designed for my son. I will share those for free personal use. Please read terms and conditions. These worksheets were designed around my son’s interests of monster trucks, dinosaurs, and outer space.
How to Use Printable Preschool Worksheets
My husband and I were eager to get our son started with preschool learning using printable worksheets. We had to dial back our expectations a little bit. Little minds are still growing and learn a lot by interacting with the world around them. Sitting down and working on worksheets is best done strategically.
Once again we model what works in daycare. We started him off with breakfast that is not high in sugar and allow him to play with his toys for a bit. We then move him to our guest room where we have a little table for him to work on the worksheets.
We have experimented, and have found that the best time of the day for him to work on preschool printable worsheets is in the morning. It is harder to get him to focus and stay still after lunch/nap time. So we do worksheets in the morning
Working with your little one on pre-school printable worksheets is a sprint, not a marathon. We keep worksheet time with our 3-year old we only work on about two pre-school worksheets per day. We break lessons up into 15-20 minute blocks. Any longer is a struggle and he wants to go off and do something else.
Pre-Writing Printable Preschool Worksheets
If your little one hasn’t used preschool worksheets before you will want to start with pre-writing printable worksheets.
Pre writing worksheets help develop the fine motor skills necessary to start writing. Pre-writing focuses on learning to draw horizantal & vertical lines, curves and zig zags.
Letters and Sight Words – Printable Preschool Worksheet
Letter tracing Preschool Printable Worksheets
When I think of preschool worksheets, these are the classic ones that come to mind. The ones I had created have all of the alphabet on one sheet. I will also share a few links where you can download worksheets for individual letters.
For the sight word worksheets your preschooler will just need to color in the matching word. These types of worksheets are ok even if your little one is still working on their fine motor skills.
Math – Printable Preschool Worksheets
Pictorial addition worksheets
Pictorial additions allows toddlers to count the number of items in a box seperated by a “+” sign to get the total. Below are a few free for personal use pictoral addition worksheets.
Counting and Number Recognition Worksheets.
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