Inside: How to build preschool literacy skills with games: 10 fun, hands on activities!
You are ready to introduce the alphabet to your young preschoolers. You hang the chart. You find some alphabet songs.
But then what?
You could take the route of flashcards and worksheets.
You can get them engaged in playful learning through games. Fun, playful literacy games that young children love!
(P.S. It works!)
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How to Build Preschool Literacy Skills with Games
Please note that some of these games might be more suitable for children who have stronger letter recognition skills. Choose the games you feel will be most fun for your child or group of children.
Learn the letters in your name with a simple name puzzle game.
Make a fun and engaging early literacy game for kids using alphabet ping pong balls and letter tubes. (The Imagination Tree)
Use the provided free printables to make a literacy activity to “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”. (Lalymom)
Throw pretend snowballs at letters while learning letter sounds. (Mom Inspired Life)
Write the letters of the alphabet using a black Sharpie marker to create a set of alphabet beans for literacy play games. (The Imagination Tree)
Add letter stickers to shaving cream to play a letter squish game. (I Can Teach My Child)
Find letters in flour while playing a simple letter matching game. (How Wee Learn)
When your child is ready to learn upper and lowercase letters, play the ABC ice cream game. (Coffee Cups and Crayons)
Move your body while playing the alphabet knock down game. (Toddler Approved)
Use magnetic letters to play the runaway letter game. (Growing Book by Book)
Add some alphabet finger plays to your circle time, too!
A collection of 40 finger plays to help you support the development of important skills in your classroom.
More information: Fingerplays from A-Z
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