We set up our classroom so that our 2 and 3 year olds have plenty of interactions with letters.
They begin noticing the letters in their names, their friends names, and then words they encounter in their everyday lives.
They begin recognizing letters and then words in books.
And so, we provide exposure all over the classroom, such as exploring letters in this sensory table.
Assorted letters. Assorted colors.
How many handfuls could fit into a container?
And then, what 2 year olds do best, pouring the letters out of the sensory table. And because I’ve spent quite a few years with this age group and know that this is part of their development, I add a box lid next to the table so it can collect the letters and they land.