Letter Naming Fluency

Letter Naming Fluency – the ability to rapidly name uppercase and lowercase letters.  Helping your child with this skill can be as easy as pointing out letters as you stand in line at the grocery, waiting for an appointment or reading books together and asking your child to identify them.

 

Purchase a pack of magnetic alphabet letters and place them on a metal cookie tray. Help the child point to each letter and say its name. Allow the child to move the letters around the tray or trace them as he or she says each letter name.

 

Dig out some nontoxic modeling clay and help the child mold letters from it. Hold up one of the alphabet letters and ask the child to make the letter by pinching and shaping the dough. Children will be so engrossed with creating the letters, they won’t realize they are learning letter recognition.

 

Spray shaving cream on top of the kitchen table. Let the child use her finger as he or she practices writing letters inside the shaving cream. This will allow him or her to practice writing letters, preparing him or her for future work using a pencil. The goal is to make the activity fun and hands-on.

Gather old newspaper and magazines and hand the child a box of crayons. Ask the child to go on a letter hunt. The letter hunt game requires the child to look through newspaper and magazine print for a specific letter. For example, if the parent wants the child to recognize the letter “M,” he or she can ask the child to use a crayon to circle all the uppercase and lowercase “M’s” he or she can find. Once again, this lesson turns an educational activity into something that will entertain young children.

Activities from:  http://www.wisegeek.com/how-can-i-teach-my-child-letter-recognition.htm

 

Raid the bathroom for some shaving cream and spray it on top of the kitchen table. Let the child use her finger as she practices writing letters inside the shaving cream. This will allow her to practice writing letters, preparing her for future work using a pencil. The goal is to make the activity fun and hands-on.

Gather old newspaper and magazines and hand the child a box of crayons. Ask the child to go on a letter hunt. The letter hunt game requires the child to look through newspaper and magazine print for a specific letter. For example, if the parent wants the child to recognize the letter “M,” she can ask the child to use a crayon to circle all the uppercase and lowercase “M’s” she can find. Once again, this lesson turns an educational activity into something that will entertain young children.

Activities from:  http://www.wisegeek.com/how-can-i-teach-my-child-letter-recognition.htm

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