The letter S is one of the most difficult letters to write in the alphabet.
1. Printed style
2. Cursive style
What are the differences in the handwriting styles when writing the letter s?
The main difference between printed, joined and cursive is whether there is a lead in stroke. For the cursive style, there is one lead in stroke. It starts at about 8 o’clock position on o’clock and moves up and around to the 1 o’clock position. The letter s is then ready to start being written the same way as the printed style.
Ways to teach writing the letter S:
- Many children associate this letter with the image of a snake. For younger children tracing over the letter and making a snake sound at the same time can be helpful.
- The best method that I know of is to teach writing the ‘s’ as when they imagine a clock face.
This is one of those alphabet letters where practice makes perfect. These fine motor movements need both accuracy and practice. To help get this practice completing maze puzzles can be beneficial.