Because the brain learns through the use of the senses the Rhythm of Handwriting Tactile Cards and the Sandpaper Letters both provide a high-sensory introduction to handwriting. The raised, rough texture on both the Tactile Cards and the Sandpaper Letters is easy to feel and trace with the finger, thus providing input for students to learn how to form letters by hand.
There are some differences between the two products.
Most of our customers purchase the Rhythm of Handwriting Tactile Cards. The Tactile Cards are 6x4.5 inches and are printed on heavy stock and coated for repeated use and durability. Manuscript letters are printed using a red sand texture, while the cursive letters are printed using a green sand texture. Each set includes 75 cards: 26 lowercase, 26 uppercase, 10 numerals, and 13 handwriting strokes. Use of the Tactile Cards is an excellent way to teach how to form the letters by hand in a cost-effective way because the Rhythm of Handwriting Tactile Cards include many more cards for instruction.
Manufactured on 5x3 inch white birch boards, the Sandpaper Letters are an excellent addition to any classroom or families with multiple students. The hardback Sandpaper Letters are also great for young children who may be a little rough on the tactile cards. The consonants are a blue sandpaper texture, while the vowels are an orange sandpaper texture. The Sandpaper Letters are available in a box of 26 uppercase OR lowercase letters in either cursive OR manuscript.
Whether choosing the Tactile Cards or the Sandpaper Letters, you will have an excellent tool for instructing your students on how to handwrite the English alphabet.