Sensory Alphabet Lineup
"A, B, C, 40, 10..."
Sometimes it can be difficult to know what your preschooler needs to work on, and other times it hits you straight on.
Safe to say, my two year old was a dead giveaway.
Both of my preschoolers, two years and three and a half, learn very differently.
My three year old can be very logical, linear learner, and my two year old thrives off of sensory. Dumping, scooping, rolling, pouring are his lifelines to learning. Throw in some trains, and I knew I had him at "Goodmorning".
WHY PRACTICE THE ALPHABET WITH YOUR PRESCHOOLER?
By Kindergarten, children will be asked to print many upper- and lowercase letters. They will also be asked to recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet. You can see here and here that we really love preschool alphabet activities!
So let's begin to introduce these letters now!
Set up took me 2 minutes. Maybe. It could have easily been less. Super fast, super simple.
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TIPS - WHAT I WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY
I made trains using the first 12 letters of the alphabet.
This was enough for my three year old, and TOO MANY for my two year old.
Next time, I will show him one train at a time. My two year old can become overwhelmed and he wanted to place trains anywhere just to put them on the paper.
POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR THIS SITUATION:
put it away, return later one on one
share one train at a time
keep out for tomorrow's breakfast invitation - sleep can play a major part in mood and engagement
cover up bottom row and do one row at a time
NO TIME TO MAKE YOUR OWN?
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