Alphabet activity with movement – the perfect indoor game
Snow in Georgia?
You betcha! – TWICE actually!
On day one, everyone is super excited, and snow gear is worn multiple times throughout the day.
On day two, the snow begins to melt, the roads remain icy, and everyone is stuck inside.
What’s a family to do?! Get the kids moving seems to be the only answer.
This Alphabet Giant Dot to Dot will do the trick.
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When should you start teaching your kids the alphabet?
Allow me to help ease your mind and put the breaks on learning the alphabet.
Learning the names of the letters can come at any time from 2.5 to five years of age. This task is learning the alphabet in its purest form and is also known as memorizing.
What I suggest is surrounding your preschooler’s play with alphabet supplies such as these and allowing the letter recognition to come with time.
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I picked my favorite supplies for this alphabet game!
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Why is this alphabet dot to dot alphabet activity valuable?
Fine motor games will increase strength for cutting, pencil grip, drawing, writing, and pasting later in life. These simple hand movements will help with pencil grip.
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In Kindergarten, students using the Common Core Standards will be asked to recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
Should your preschooler master the alphabet now?
But it does mean that you can begin to expose your preschooler, so letters start to look familiar.
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This alphabet activity took minutes to set up.
Tape down a large piece of paper. (Kraft or white)
Begin to go to A-Z with letters and dots.
Allow your preschooler to begin connecting the dots in alphabetic order. This idea is a great way to practice recognizing the letters of the alphabet! As your preschooler connects the dots, encourage them to sing the ABC’s.
Alternative ways to play this giant dot to dot:
Connect words to a simple story. (with help)
Connect rhyming words (older children)
Connect drawn out number amounts. 1- draw one dot. 2- draw two dots. Etc.
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Hands-on alphabet activities are fun to play and easy to set up.
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