11+ Ways to Practice Name Recognition with your Preschooler
Inside: Preschool Name Matching Games and Activities.
Name activities are currently our jam. Especially with my middle child.
It began with "What are these numbers mom?" to now, "Look! Here's my number. H!"
Progress. - No, it is not a number, but the interest is there and he is beginning to identify and recognize letter names!
Slow and steady you will always see progress when your preschooler shows interest.
Find your name.
Match your name.
Where is your name?
All are super important fundamentals of preschool education.
This is also a simple way you can practice at home AND have some time to get breakfast going.
WHY IS NAME RECOGNITION IMPORTANT?
By Kindergarten, children will begin to be asked to recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
So let's get started!
- Tape down a large piece of paper.
- Write different family names throughout the paper.
- Write the same names on notecards or here I used sentence strips (listed below).
Here's What You'll Need:
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Let's Play our Preschool Name Game!
Allow your preschooler to shuffle through the basket of names to find their match.
Once this is mastered, try adding mom and dad!
Want More Preschool Name Activities?
Of course, you do! Here are 11 more of my favorites!
Breakfast Invitation Names - Days with Grey
Sticker Names - Busy Toddler
Hot Glue Name Recognition - Stay at Home Educator
Family Name Cards - Days with Grey
DIY Name Cards - The Mama Workshop
Sticker Name Sort - Busy Toddler
Name Recognition Soup - Munchkins and Moms
DIY Name Construction - Days with Grey
Button Name Recognition - Stay at Home Educator
Scholastic has some tips on where to begin!
How do we keep track of our preschool ideas?
We use our Alphabet Activity Cards.