I am chilling with my little man. I am waiting for the furnace repair man today after a weekend with wonderful women in Nashville and filling my head and heart with new information and friendships. I didn’t want to leave anyone hanging so I have found wonderful letter activities from a number of great blogs around the web. Most are geared towards older preschoolers and young school age kids but are all worth bookmarking for later even if your little one isn’t ready for them quite yet.
This is a fun way to use flash cards – see I don’t think they are inherently evil, they just need to be played with ! Muffin Tin Mom makes a fun game to help teach letters and promote early literacy.
This is from my other blog Craftivity Corner on FamilyEducation.com . We loved matching up the letters and stickers, and my 3 year old was adamant about doing it all by himself. The activity wasn’t too daunting or long but still offered a challenge.
This phonic flip chart from Quirky Momma is a fantastic way to play with letters with children who have started to show interest in spelling . When I went to the next blog I noticed they had linked this exact activity today as well. Hey when an idea is good it deserves recognition!
I had booked marked this word family activity from Preschool Playbook a while back . What a wonderful way to learn dynamically!
I love this idea from Hey, I’m just the nanny. For children who are past the basics and ready to play with sentences using a well loved book ( we all know which ones our kids know so so well) is a great way to scaffold this activity!
I had to include something for the little ones too. This Caterpillar C from Ramblings of a Crazy Woman is so cute I couldn’t resist!
Our Country Road says
What great links! Thank you 😉 I hope your furnace gets fixed, not a good time for it to be broken!
I love the sliding word cards from Preschool PLaybook! They are brilliant!
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Lil' Ms. P says
I am seriously CHILLIN’ with my son today too! Our heater is busted. Broke down Saturday and won’t get fix until this evening! We have been warming up to room heaters! I made sure to make lunch in the oven and now I am running the cleaning mode on it.
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becky @ our sweet peas says
Love all of these. Thanks for sharing. I also did the heart tambourine today with my boys today and they LOVED it. Nice and easy craft that they will play with for a while. 🙂
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Thanks for sharing these. They are all great. I love teaching these types of things to my little ones.
I made a up a game to do with my 3 year old that helped review letter sounds. I layed out the alphabet on the floor using my Leap Frog fridge phonics letters. Then I found toys that started with every letter of the alphabet. She would choose a toy and place it by it’s beginning letter. My daughter especially loved this because she I mostly used her plastic Disney figuringes. A is for Ariel, B is for Belle, C is for Cinderella…
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Awesome Ideas! We’ll be trying some this week. Absolutely love your site!
I hope you guys get warmed up soon. Could not be a worst time for the furnace to quit.
All are great ideas, thanks for the link.
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I love all of the ideas! Thanks for all the inspirations!!
Michelle, Muffin Tin Mom says
wow, I am so excited to be featured among such awesome ideas! You know I love your blog!
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I love all of these ideas – some are a bit too old for us, but I know I’ll be back here next year and the year after, too! I love links, thanks!
Hi there: I was enjoying your design and remembering this age for my son when I saw this post. I’m a mom with a dyslexic kid and I have learned a lot about different ways of teaching. One of the most interesting things that I’ve learned just recently is that verbal, clapping, and singing games can be the best way to teach your child about phonemes, or individual sounds. (VERY VALUABLE in reading) Here’s a blog post that I wrote about it. But I wanted to make the point that at a young age, playing a rhyming game, or matching the first sound can be fun, portable, and valuable. Also, if you’re learning letters don’t forget to trace them in sand like the Montessori folks, or make them out of clay. You could even have “C” day (for example). I think that the statistics for dyslexic kids are 1 in 10, so in your group of kiddies you might have some who learn letters very differently! Here’s my post on phonemes. Cheers,