Walk along the line, matching letters as you go!
- Letter manipulatives (magnetic letters, foam letters, ABC puzzle pieces, movable alphabet)
- Sticky notes
- Small bucket or cup
- Painter’s tape
First, gather a few letter manipulatives to focus on (choose up to 7 letters prioritizing the letters in your child’s name first) and place them inside a small bucket or cup. Next, write each letter on a sticky note. Place a long piece of painter’s tape on the floor and put the sticky note letters along the tape path, alternating sides.
Begin by practicing walking along the painter’s tape line, staying on the tape as best as they can (putting one foot in front of the other- this works on balance and core strength). After, try walking along the line and identify each sticky note letter name and sound. Lately, give your child the bucket of letters, and each time they come across a letter along the line they will place the matching letter manipulative on top of the sticky note while continuing to say the letter name and sound.
- Alphabetic Knowledge- Identifies letters, numbers, characters, and symbols in print and understands that letters represent sounds.
- Listening (Receptive Language)- Understands and interprets language (both words and gestures). Communicates or acts in response to language and verbal cues.
- Gross Motor- Builds strength, coordination, and balance of large muscles.