If you've noticed, our alphabet activities at home have moved beyond just letter recognition. I'm constantly thinking of alternative ways to help EV in her letter formation and writing, besides just repetitively writing letter after letter, like a boring drill. And I've realized: sometimes the most fun activities are made out of things that you least expect.
Such as cardboard and aluminium foil. I dug out a cardboard box, and cut out EV's favourite letter, which she claims is the lower case 'e'. Then teared out big pieces of aluminium foil and got EV to tear them into long strips. This let her practise her motor skills and dexterity. After showing her once what to do with the cardboard and aluminium, she finished wrapping the letter 'e' with the aluminium, all by herself.
This activity can also be extended to upper case letters and numbers, or even for shape recognition for younger kids.
a. Letter formation
b. Letter recognition & sounds review
c. Motor skills
What play learning activities are you doing today?
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