Reading. It’s a life long skill. It’s amazing it doesn’t take a whole life to learn! It can be VERY overwhelming trying to teach young children. If you’ve ever tried it, it’s tough on you too. We have found some great ways to HELP your little one how to learn the alphabet – obviously a fundamental part of reading.
Alphabet Hide and Seek -hide letters (use either our puzzle or our magnetic letters) around the house or backyard. See if the children can find all the letters! Just be sure you either remember where they all are or write them down so none go missing. For extra learning hide letters around things that start with that letter and see if the kiddies can work out what its near that starts with that letter (eg. we hid L in the LETTERBOX, S under the SLIDE and D at the DOOR).
Make a sensory bin – fill a tub (we like to use our Play Trays) with rice (make it coloured if you want!) and pop in a bunch of letters from our alphabet puzzles. Ask the child to complete the puzzle, but it’s like hide and seek underneath all the rice. To add an extra tricky element give them some tongs and see if they can do it with the tongs!
Alphabet Bingo - This one is simple - head to Crazy Little Projects and download the bingo cards. Then its as easy as calling out letters for little ones to try and fill the board. We use our Counters to cover each letter - it makes it extra fun!
(Photo credit to: http://crazylittleprojects.com)
Alphabet Scavenger Hunt - if your children are older and learning how to spell, heading outside, or even just around the house and doing an alphabet scavenger hunt can be a fun way to learn letters.
We have SO many more ideas on this - well, we have pinned heaps more anyway!