Tuesday, July 6, 2010

iLove Letters: working with letters for newbies

I'm starting a new feature called iLove Letters. I orginally started a post on ways to work on letter knowledge with your child. It kept growing, and growing, and growing... I realized that everyone (including me) would be sleeping by the end.
I'm going to be sharing quick letter work activities periodically. I've also created a new tab at the top of my blog where you can access all of the letter work activities.
Today I'm sharing an activity for a child who only has a few known letters (or no known letters at all).  This is a little game Logan and I invented together and he LOVES it!

Activity: 1:1 muffin tin match
  • Magnetic letters
  • Muffin Tin
Turn a muffin tin over. Give your child the same number of letters as there are muffin cups. Have your child place one letter on each muffin cup. You can say the names of the letters or if they are known to your child have the child say the names. You can also practice directionality by modeling how to place the letters on the muffin cups moving from left to right, top to bottom.
Another variation is to have your child sort all of the letters of the same color in a given row.


  1. What a great idea and a great activity! Love it! Can't wait to read more!

  2. Jackie, I know what you mean about a post growing too long. I'm trying to figure out how much to share. That reading recovery training sure taught me a ton!:)