Creating games for two-year-olds is a great way to get them interested in letters. With this simple hide-and-seek game, use their natural curiosity and desire to play to introduce letter names.
At about two years old, children begin to notice the different shapes, lines and circles that appear in printed materials. Create a Hall of Shapes to help your child notice the features of print.
In this activity, the goal is less about recognizing the specific letter and more about becoming aware that a letter is a printed shape that is pretty important.
Here is a fun game to play that will help expose your child to the letter shapes, learn the letter names and hear the letter sounds.
The next time you are out running errands, plan for some extra time to be able to stop and look at the giant letters mounted on the front of the buildings. What a great way to recognize familiar letters or learn about new ones.
Your child will need to be able to discriminate between different shapes and letters in order to eventually be able to read and write words. This activity will help your child distinguish between shapes and letters.
Have you ever bought your child a new toy and he was more interested in playing with the box than the toy? Turn this into an opportunity to build your child’s letter knowledge in a fun way.
Let your child have fun exploring letters by using rubber alphabet letter stamps and an ink pad.
Singing the Alphabet Song is a fun way to expose your child to letters. Make hand washing more fun by singing the Alphabet Song together!
Your child’s name is very special and is a great place to start teaching letters of the alphabet. Your child will enjoy singing the song, the “Letters on the Bus,” while holding an index card with one letter of her name.