Children love to recognize and write their own names. At 3 years old, children can learn to spot the letters in their names, especially the first letter. This activity provides your child with failure-free practice in tracing her name - one step toward believing she is a writer.

Children at this age will write more frequently, and they also will begin to understand letter-sound connections. Help your child learn more about words by creating a Name Dictionary. This activity may take several weeks.

At the beginning stages of learning the alphabet, start by concentrating on the letters in your child’s name, especially the first letter. Children enjoy learning about their names. These are their favorite letters!