Sticks, Humps, Bumps, Curves and Circles

Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 10 Minutes

Chances are, your child is familiar with the first letter of his name and may even have claimed it as “his letter!” Use his natural interest in “his letter” to learn about differences and similarities in letters.

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Feel and Find

Prep: 10 Minutes / Activity Time: 5-10 Minutes

Your child will distinguish objects by touch in this activity. Start by letting your child identify common toys and household objects.

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Bottle Cap Fun

Prep: 1-2 Minutes / Activity Time: 5-7 Minutes

This activity uses bottle caps in a variety of sizes and colors. Your child will have fun examining the similarities and differences he sees.

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Match the Keys

Prep: 10 Minutes / Activity Time: 10 Minutes

The slight distinctions between letters can be confusing to children. This fun activity lays the foundation for being able to distinguish similarities and differences in letters.

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The Search for Letters

Prep: 5-10 Minutes / Activity Time: 5-10 Minutes

Your child's first name is very special to him and holds emotional appeal. This activity will give him practice finding the letters in his name. Those are the letters that he will most likely learn first.

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Color/Letter Sort

Prep: 3 Minutes / Activity Time: 4-6 Minutes

Your child can continue to work on her observation skills by playing this fun game using a collection of uppercase magnetic alphabet letters in different colors.

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Hop to the Letter

Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 10-15 Minutes

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.

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Walking the Tightrope Letters

Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 10-15 Minutes

By the time your child is 3 years old, she can probably walk on a straight line. In this activity, she can show off this new skill, while learning about the letters in her name!

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Letter Monster

Prep: 10-15 Minutes / Activity Time: 10-15 Minutes

Children usually learn letters in their own names first. This is a great place for you to start talking about letters. In this fun activity, your child will love feeding the letters of his name to the Letter Monster.

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Find the Letter

Prep: None / Activity Time: 5-10 Minutes

Manipulative letters, such as magnetic letters, are important for helping children build letter knowledge at their own pace. This is a fun, active activity where your child will match a magnetic letter to an oversized letter written with sidewalk chalk.

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