Try this cardboard name build with your preschooler.
The best activities begin with cardboard. Well, wait. Make that cardboard and paper tubes. Here, we need to scoop up that box in your recycle bin to make this simple cardboard name build for your preschooler.
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Wondering where to start when learning letters?
Begin with your child’s name.
The letters of your child’s name mean something to them, which helps the letters stick.
Here, we are taking the letters in your preschooler’s name and mixing them up for a combination of letter recognition and sequencing.
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This cardboard name build is a lot like a puzzle.
We can play this name scramble in a few different ways.
If your child has seen their name and is familiar with the letters, place the letters out of order and ask your child to build thier name.
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Let’s make this cardboard name build.
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Cut the cardboard into different sections.
Write each letter of the name on each cut piece.
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Let’s play this name recognition activity!
Hand your preschooler the collection of letter cards.
First, watch and see if your preschooler begins to recognize any of the letters.
Most likely, your preschooler will problem solve and recognize the familiar letters. Preschoolers need to analyze and make decisions about what to do with supplies handed to them.
If your preschooler needs a little help, write the name on a notecard and begin to review each letter name if you have not yet done so.
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What’s the solution to grasping name letter recognition?
This DIY Name Recognition is so portable.
Stack and keep the cards on hand when your preschooler is eating breakfast, waiting on a snack, before watching a show, etc.!
Once the name is complete, point to touch, left to right, to reinforce the correct letter order.