This free printable letter D book is a fun and easy way to improve your child's familiarity with the letter d, beginning letter sound words with d, common sight words, and correct letter formation. They'll even have the chance to practice their fine motor skills!
This free letter d book can be used to introduce the letter d to preschoolers and to build reading skills for pre-k and kindergarten students. It features printer-friendly black and white graphics and ten pages of letter d learning fun.
In addition to six "I see a..." coloring pages, the letter d book also has:
- A page to trace and free write letters
- Correct letter formation graphics to trace
- A page to find and circle uppercase and lowercase d's in various fonts. Working with different fonts is important and helps your child recognize that the same letter can appear in different ways.
Please excuse the unusually poor photos in this post. At the time of writing, I'm unpacking from a move. I had to use my phone camera instead of my "real" camera and it just isn't the same.
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You don't need much to print your own letter D book:
- Printable PDF (download information is lower down in the post)
- Paper and a printer
- I recommend using 32 lb paper. It's heavier than standard printer paper, which means the book will hold up better to enthusiastic reading. I did not use this heavyweight paper for the printables shown in this post, which is why you can see through the pages. (At the time of writing this post, my 32 lb paper was still packed after a recent move.)
- Paper trimmer/cutter or scissors
- Any full sized stapler should work
- You can also use binder rings to make a flip book
- Binder clips or quilting clips work, too. I used quilting clips for this particular book when I made it for my daughter becuase my staples were still packed, too.
How to print and prepare the letter d emergent reader book
First, grab your download from lower down in the post.
Next, print the pages you want. You don't have to use every sheet - you can make the book simpler/shorter for younger children.
Cut out the pages. A paper trimmer or paper cutter is fast and accurate, but you can use scissors if you need to.
Make sure to cut around the entire outer rectangle, not just the inner decorative box. There is a margin on the left-hand side of each page for stapling or hole punching.
The rectangles should line up across all the pages so you can cut multiple sheets at the same time with a powered paper cutter or guillotine-style paper cutter.
Staple the pages or hole punch to make a flip book with binder rings. Any full sized stapler should work fine, but a mini stapler probably won't make it through all ten sheets. The letter a book is shown below (my stapler was also buried in a moving box when I wrote this post.) Pre-folding the pages along the left edge of the decorative rectangle is helpful, but not absolutely necessary.
Now your book is ready for your little learner to enjoy! There are many ways to use this printable letter D book. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Have your child trace the letter formation graphics with a finger, then with a crayon or pencil.
- Make the letter D find page reusable by having your child cover each or d with a manipulative instead of circling or dotting the letter.
- Read the book aloud to reinforce letter d vocabulary.
- You may want to point to each word to reinforce left to right reading order and promote sight word recognition.
- Have your child work on independent reading with this simple reader.
- Let your child color the pages.
- For more alphabet coloring fun, be sure to download these free printable alphabet coloring pages.
Free printable letter d emergent reader book download
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I hope you enjoy using this printable letter d book with your child or students! Be sure to grab these additional preschool learning printables while you're here on The Artisan Life: