I’ve been working on a letter of the week focus, with my youngest age two and my oldest in Kindergarten I’m often distracted by my oldest daughters school lessons. Therefore I’ve decided to go ahead and start a letter of the week program for my youngest to keep me on top of exposing my youngest to letters among other important skills. I do not expect her to remember all the letters at her age, although I do think early exposure is important the more practice a child is given the better chance they will obtain the information later on. A basic foundation is the key to success when it comes to reading. Learning the letters, and their sounds is an important step on the pathway of learning to read.
A simple matching picture to the word worksheet to go with the letter Aa poster. I placed the activity within a pocket sheet that way my daughters could do the worksheet several times throughout the week.
A fun inspired letter Aa cut and paste activity in which kids can color themselves.
I added in a simple T-Chart cut and paste activity that would introduce young children to the concept of T-charts, and briefly touch base on the fact the letter Aa makes two sounds. Short Aa, alligator, almonds, and apple. Long Aa, angel and acorn.
Creating fun Aa inspired art. No need to print anything out, read through instructions below to create an alligator with capital A and an apple with lowercase a.
When it comes to learning to write letters simple alphabet workbooks are helpful. For alphabet theme workbooks the dollar store is a great place to check out first. I recently found alphabet handwriting practice books, and beginning sound books, to pair with the printable activities I made at my local dollar store. If you don’t have a printer workbooks will work perfectly on their own to help young children learn to write letters. Also you can simply write several uppercase and lowercase A’s on a piece of notebook paper and allow kids to trace that.
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Images above are my Amazon picks for helpful tools that help children practice and learn how to write the letters of the alphabet. The magnetic writing board is a great tool because it has arrows that guides young children through the proper formation of writing letters. Both my daughters are drawn to it because of the little magnetic beads.
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If your looking for more letter learning fun click the image below. Although it is Halloween theme, it can still be enjoyed all year round. My daughters enjoy getting up and moving around as they learn, as many young kids do. Take a look, print out the game for free and get up and move around as you teach the alphabet to young kids.