Help your child connect with letters through his sense of touch. Print large letters on index cards, then cover the letters with a glue lines. Let the glue harden. Have your child feel the raised letters with his fingers.
Variation: Add food coloring to your glue to make the letters “pop”.
Create letter cards like above but after the glue has been applied, cover the glue lines with pieces of yarn.
TABLE TOP LETTERS
Use masking tape to print your child's name on the top of
a table. Have your child trace over the letters with their
fingers, while you say the name of each letter.
Give your child a piece of paper to lay on top of the masking
tape letters. Then help them peel off the paper from a crayon.
Next, show them how to lay the crayon sideways and rub across
the paper to make a print of their name.
COVERING THE LETTERS
Give your child some small objects and have her cover the
masking tape letters with the objects. Examples of small objects:
cheerios, raisins, buttons, pennies, cottonballs, etc.
MORE TABLE TOP LETTER IDEAS
- Help your child form the letters from his name out of
cool cooked spaghetti pasta.
- Show your child how to make long playdough snakes, then
help her fashion the letters of her name out of the dough.