Today we’re joined by Kristina from Toddler Approved, who’s sharing a fun paper plate name game that helps children learn to recognise, read and spell their name.
Paper plate name game
My daughter loves doing any activity that involves her name. Carol Lyons said “The most powerful and effective way for children to begin learning the complex process of learning about letters is by writing their own names.”
I really enjoy finding simple learning activities that allow kids to play with and explore the letters in their names.
A few weeks ago my daughter and I pulled out some paper plates from our cupboard and created a name activity with stickers.
- paper plates (enough for each letter of your child’s name)
- alphabet stickers (our favorite are these ABC stickers by Melissa & Doug)
- painters tape
Some of our other favorite name games include…
In what other ways have you helped you child explore and create with her name?
Kristina is the author of Toddler Approved, a blog where she helps parents capitalize on teachable moments in everyday life and motivates them to discover, create, and learn with their children. She is a mom of three and is a former Special Education teacher and Curriculum Specialist. When she’s not blogging, you’ll find Kristina jogging around town, organizing church and neighborhood social events, throwing crafting parties for kids, and traveling with her family. She also hosts a monthly Virtual Book Club for Kids online and a Mommy & Me Book Club with friends offline. Kristina tweets as @ToddlerApproved and can be found on Facebook and Pinterest.
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