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Free Dotted, Tracing Fonts and other Fun, Learning Fonts

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Learning fonts and traceable fonts for preschool

Dotted Fonts Can Create Unique Handwriting Pages
(Click title above for a printable sampler page in .pdf format of the two dotted fonts to compare.) 
** I am not affiliated in any way with Search Free Fonts, just a happy visitor!

Here are two traceable fonts in the two main styles that schools use that you can use in Microsoft Word to create handwriting pages for your child.  (Typically for ages 4 and up.)  They are free to download.  Check with your school district to find out if they use the ball-and-stick style or D'Nealian style.

National First Font DottedNational First Dotted font uses the traditional ball-and-stick style for basic lettering.

Primer ApplesPrimer Apples font uses a D'Nealian style that is suggested to help children ease more smoothly into cursive.

Other Fun Learning Fonts
Your Text Here  Gallaudet is a finger spelling ASL sign language font for those working on learning ASL or as a complement to learning letters and sounds.

playing cards  Playing Cards is just as it sounds with the entire set of playing cards available to create fun worksheets and games.  The number keys even create dice!

*If you choose to download, install and use these, keep in mind that the instructions given below are basic to most computers using Windows.  As I am not a computer expert, consult one if you need further assistance.

How I downloaded, unzipped and installed these fonts using Windows:
1.  Click "download" above chosen font.
2.  When asked, "Do you want to save or open this file?", click "Save".  Write down exactly where the computer is saving the .zip file.
3*.  Find the file saved in your computer, right click on it and select "unzip".
4.  Click "Start", then "Settings", then "Control Panel".
5.  Click "File", then "Install New Font".
6.  Now, find the fonts where you saved them (step 2) and select them (to select more than one font, hold down the "Ctrl" key while you click each font name).
7.  Click OK to install the font(s).
They should now be accessible and printable in most any Microsoft program (Word, Excel, etc.)

*If you know how to move files, you can now move the font files to the Fonts folder (C:\WINDOWS\fonts\ or C:\WINNT\fonts\) and skip steps 4-7.
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