The first letter of the alphabet that most children want to learn is the first letter of their names. Invite your child to decorate that letter and then put it in a place of honor for everyone to enjoy.
cardboard scissors (ADULT USE ONLY) glue scraps of paper, ribbon, yarn, foil markers crayons old magazines
What to do:
- Write your child's name in large letters on a piece of paper.
- Say the letters and point to them as she watches.
- Invite her to say the letters with you.
- Cut out of cardboard a large, fat version of the first letter of your child's name.
- Encourage her to decorate the letter with crayons.
- Look through an old magazine together and ask your child to point out pretty pictures.
- Cut out the pictures for her and help her glue them on her letter.
How to use:
- Hang or prop the letter up any place that your child wishes to place it.
- You might suggest that she put it on the door to her room or near her bed.
Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.
- You have such a nice name. Let's look at the letters. Can you help me name them?
- Let's count the letters in your name.
While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop pre-reading and pre-writing skills.