Get moving while also practicing name recognition in this easy-to-prep activity.
Fill a basket or bowl with five small toys or loose parts. Then, cut 3 pieces of cardstock into quarters so you have 12 cards. On half of the cards, write your child’s name using the marker and on the other half, write other family members’ names. Scatter the cards on the floor except for one of the cards with your child’s name. Show your child the card with their name on it and sing each letter (the tune doesn’t matter- I like to say each letter and then their name like “L-I-A-M Liam”).
Invite your child to find all the cards with their name and place a small toy or loose part from the basket on it. Refer back to the card you’ve left off the floor as needed. When they choose a card that doesn’t show their name, share whose name it is- “That’s not Liam! That’s Daddy! You’re not Daddy!”
- Self-Awareness- Shows awareness of self as distinct from others. Expresses needs, wants, and preferences.
- Gross Motor- Builds strength, coordination, and balance of large muscles.
- Alphabetic Knowledge- Identifies letters, numbers, characters, and symbols in print and understands that letters represent sounds.