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L is in love with letters this week. She has been thrilled to discover there is such a thing as a kicking k and a curly c. She is sounding out lots of words and spotting the letters in her name everywhere. I wrote a few weeks ago about the alphabet games we were playing with our fridge magnets, and these magnets are still getting lots of play time.
Rather than use them in any specific ‘learning activity’ L has been using them as characters in her games. You can see here that she’s split them into colour groups, with most of her school of letters joining in some Circle Time and the blue group off for a special activity. While she’s involved in this imaginary play she’s getting a lot of practice in letter recognition, always keen on orienting them so they’re the right way up and checking ‘what letter is this called?’ on any she is unsure of.
A good example of learning by absorbtion in a letter rich environment. Maybe you could add some letters into your play this week?
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And if you’re a fan of children’s crafts you’ll also love Maggy’s Kids Get Crafty link-up each Wednesday over at Red Ted Art.