Stuffed Felt Alphabet Letters (Sewing Tutorial)

These stuffed felt letters are our absolute favorite homemade toy (both kids learned to spell their names using them). These felt letters make a great homemade gift for a birthday or for Christmas and are a wonderful addition to a preschool classroom too! Here’s how to make your own set of felt stuffed letters perfect for practicing […]

Making Letters of the Alphabet Using Pretzels

Practice forming letters of the alphabet using pretzels of different shapes! You can use the pretzels to spell your name or to create all the ABC’s. Follow our Language Arts and Literacy Pinterest board!     A few weeks ago as Theo was sitting at the dinner table eating his afternoon snack, I noticed he was using […]

Beginner Name Writing Practice for Preschoolers

Here’s a simple way for parents and teachers to encourage name writing practice and letter formation. Children will practice writing the letters in their name and later practice putting the letters in order to spell their name- perfect for preschoolers showing an interest in writing! Follow our Language Arts & Literacy Pinterest board!     Theo […]

8 Sensory Play Activities Using the Alphabet

Introducing toddlers and young children to the alphabet early on can be so beneficial to their early literacy development. The key is to make it fun and natural rather than a lesson. By exposing children to letters through play, you help them develop a positive feeling towards learning.  Last week’s Discover & Explore ABC’s & […]

Letter Stones

Are you looking for more letter activities for your children to play with at home? These are perfect~ letter stones! I am so in love with them! They are absolutely enjoyable to play with and were really easy and inexpensive to make. I saw this post on making story stones from Happy Hooligans and pinned […]

Learning to Read Series: Part 4- Play Letter and Phonemic Awareness Games Often

Welcome to part 4 of the Learning to Read Series! Play Letter and Phonemic Awareness Games Often~ Children are developing pre-reading skills all throughout the early years of their lives. Frequent and fun exposure to books isn’t the only way to get kids ready to read. You can also help them develop pre-reading skills by […]