Early Literacy Activities

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Parents, do you have a a toddler or preschooler at home who's learning their ABC's? Here's a great early literacy activity for them from the Reading is Fundemantal website.

Letter Hunt
Ages: Toddlers, preschoolers
Materials: Construction paper, pencil, scissors, tape

1. Using one sheet of construction paper per letter, draw 10 letters.
2. Cut out the letters.
3. Go around your house and tape each cut-out to something that begins with the letter. For example, put an "R" on your refrigerator, a "D" on your door, or a "T" on your table. Make sure to position the letters at eye-level for your children.
4. Explain to your child what you've done. Ask if she would like to go on a letter hunt with you, and then walk with her around the house as she looks for the letters.
5. As she finds each cut-out, talk about other words that also begin with that letter.
6. After a few days, remove the letters and create a set of new ones. Repeat the activity.

For more early literacy activities from Reading is Fundemental click here.
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