Friday, April 5, 2013

A fun way to learn letter sounds...

Convincing preschoolers to work on learning their letter sounds is not always an easy task. Finding fun and creative ways to work on this skill is important but can be difficult. Using objects like clothespins (they keep busy hands busy!) and centering activities around your child's interests (superheros all the way at our place) are great ways to get your kids excited about learning.

Andrew has been able to name his letters for awhile now, and he is getting pretty good at identifying intial letter sounds. I wanted to utilize clothespins in an activity to work on this skill and I came up with the idea of using photos of his friends at daycare. I used the online photo editor Pic Monkey to create a printable card with all of his buddies' smiling faces, and stuck their initials on clothespins for a fun matching game.

I was so happy with the finished product that I decided to print one off for each of his friends! I also, thought it would be a good idea to make some name pins for when they need a new challenge.

Creating the printable was really straight forward so I made up a couple of printable options for anyone who might be interested! Superheros and Princesses never seem to get old, so print off what your little one likes and have some fun!

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  1. They is a great idea! This could be adapted for so many skills!

  2. These would be great for my 4 year old!! Awesome idea - thanks for sharing!
    Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

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  4. Leanne, this is such a cute, cute idea! I'm sure the kids love it. You're so creative!


  5. Great idea!! I can picture kids catching on much quicker this way! - from TGIF party