Let your child have fun exploring letters by using rubber alphabet letter stamps and an ink pad.
The ability to hear and pay attention to the sounds in our environment and in our language is an important prereading skill. This activity will give your child fun practice in listening to and identifying animal sounds.
Activities that strengthen and train the muscles in the hands and fingers are important skills in learning to write. Bringing all five fingers together in order to hold a pencil/crayon takes time and coordination. In this activity, your child will develop her fine motor skills by stringing beads.
Cutting with scissors is a skill that progresses through stages. As your child learns to cut with scissors, this activity will give your child practice with a variety of shapes and textures.
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.
Learning letter names and sounds takes lots of practice! In this musical activity, children will use musical plastic eggs to sing about letter names.
You have probably noticed that your 24- to 35-month-old loves repetition. If you pronounce a word from a favorite story incorrectly, or inadvertently omit a word or phrase, your child will be sure to let you know. In this activity, you can use this skill, coupled with your child’s love of repetition, to help introduce her to rhyming words.
Before a young child can differentiate between the various sounds in words, he must first be able to recognize similar sounds in the environment and notice when sounds differ. This game will help your toddler develop his budding listening and sound discrimination skills.
Learning that words break down into smaller sound units is an important pre-reading skill. You can help your toddler start to listen for the smaller parts, or syllables, in the names of common items from around your home.