Little is an active child. He is full of energy and is not a fan of sitting down to learn letters. In educational terms, he seems to be a kinaesthetic learner (although I think it is too early yet to label him as such for life- time will tell!). So, to make sure that he is given opportunities to learn new skills, we have to be creative in how we approach it.
This week we invented a new game which seems to be popular and successful in terms of outcome, too!
Letter Twist: A simple set up, adding lower case letters to the spots. When I twist the spinner, I ask him to put a body part (not just hands and feet round here!) onto a letter. To make this more specific, you could use only the first batch of letters in the phonetic alphabet and mirror which ones they are being tough in a childcare setting, too. We were not that organised, and just set up some random high-frequency letters.
We’re just getting the hang of letters so “h-h-horsey, f-f-fish, l-l-lion, etc.” works quite well. Also, at this stage, if I jumbled the letters up, he would be flummoxed. So, we keep it simple, repeat often, and yes, he really is getting it!
Have you got an active game to help young learners with their letters? I’d love to see your ideas- please share and tag Rabbit Ideas on social media!