Many children learn through movement. In fact, many times you will not be able to stop your child from wiggling and moving. Take advantage of that energy while building in a little alphabet knowledge.
- outdoor chalk
Step 1: Draw a large square on the sidewalk and divide it into four parts. Write uppercase letters in each of the squares; using letters from your child’s first name is a good place to start.
Step 2: Show your child how to toss a bean bag in one of the squares.
Step 3: Then ask her to hop or jump to that letter.
Step 4: After your child reaches the letter, ask her to tell you the letter name. If she does not answer within a few seconds, tell her the answer.
Step 5: Continue with the remaining letters.
Use just two letters and repeat them both twice.
Name a letter and ask your child to hop to that letter.