I am constantly finding great resources online ... sometimes it's hard to stop ... it's like an obsession! Lately, I've been focusing on Letter Recognition with my toddler. I have dozens of resources bookmarked, but I decided to give them to you in bite-size pieces ... three at a time!
A Printable Activity: Alphabet Picture Pages
Simple, black-and-white images - one for each letter of the alphabet.
This is a pdf file that prints in seconds and is ready to use - love that!
- Cut apart the cards, color them, and match with foam letters.
- Leave as solid pages, attach to a magnetic surface, and place a magnetic letter in the matching square.
- Make letter cards and use the sets as a Memory game.
- Lots of possibilities for very little work :)
An Interactive Site: Starfall.com - ABCs, Getting Ready to Read
Starfall is a plethora of resources, but I focused on this one interactive component. This activity requires a lot of clicking, but I think it's well worth that effort.
- Click one of the letter blocks and the upper case and lower case letter are presented visually and verbally.
- Click again and you'll hear the phonetic sound the letter makes.
- Click the arrow to see a picture whose name starts with that letter.
- Click again and the word is presented at the bottom of the screen and spoken aloud.
- Get it? Keep clicking ...
A Video from YouTube: ABC Song, Let's Start Smart
My toddler enjoyed it, and I like that it focuses on lower case letters.