Have you ever realized how energetic most preschoolers are? How about the fact that they LOVE to find fun ways to do things? They truly do learn through play. Today I will be sharing three fun activities that you can use to teach preschool reading. I will be focusing on letter recognition and reinforcement. Let’s walk.
Letter Recognition Card Games
For this activity you can use the free colours playing cards in my store. Simply print, laminate and cut for longer use. Once you have your cards, you can proceed to play the preschool reading games that I listed here. The game that J is playing is a simple upper and lower case matching game.
Scented Shaving Cream Writing
Sure I could have simply grabbed pen and paper and allowed her to practice her letters, but where is the fun in that? I could have also just created a tray with plain shaving cream and I am sure J would have been happy none the less. Mommy however wanted to up the ante for our preschool reading session. So I added a coconut scent to the shaving cream. I chose to create 2 trays, one for her and one for myself. This way I could demonstrate the task at hand and then give it to her, fully knowing that she was probably just going to play with it as opposed to forming the letters. At least she would have seen the letters when I was demonstrating it on my tray.
This is a game that I came up with for J when she was younger. I would write the letter on the balloon and hang them from the ceiling. I would then proceed to call out a letter or the appropriate sound. She would then find the correct balloon and slap it.
What are some of the fun activities that you use to teach letter recognition with your preschooler?