Putting together a toddler ABC sensory table is a fun, hands-on way for toddlers to become exposed to letters. We certainly do not expect our toddlers to know the alphabet, but we do expose them to letters throughout our classroom. We have books in many different centers, words on the walls, labels, names on cubbies … and as young as they are, they become aware that those letters have meaning. As they transition from toddler to preschooler, they start to point out letters in their names. When they are in our 3 year old class, they are not only recognizing their names, but also the names of their classmates. From there, they start to write letters and then words in the 4 year old pre-k class. There is never any pressure. It’s all through daily exposure in a print-rich environment and materials that include letters, like this foam letter sensory table.
What you will need:
Setting it up:
Pour the foam numbers into the bin and add the scoops and containers. It’s that easy!
Toddlers will enjoy scooping the letters into the containers, or just using their hands.
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