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Letters and Numbers For Toddlers and Pre-K

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Here are some letter and number activities that we enjoyed this week.

MATH: COUNTING BEARS

Counting bears (purchased used on Amazon) are a great activity and can be used in many different ways.  When I first introduced them to B, I only put out a few bears and only two colors.  Now, at 2 1/2 years old, he gets all of them.  And, yes, they go all over the place.  I think he enjoys the sounds of them falling and the feel of them as he mixed them around.  At this age, he enjoys when I have the bear “talk” to him.  He smiles and helps the bears find their “home” in the right color cup.  We count and sort the bears.  I ask him to hand me a certain number of bears or we see how many can ride the train or fit in the airplane.  We do basic addition – one yellow bear + two blue bears = ?  Although I also give him plenty of time to do whatever he wants with the bears, we usually do these activities together.

LETTERS / PHONICS: NAME & BEGINNING LETTERS SOUNDS

B also enjoyed pouring the alphabet into an empty orange juice container and opening and closing the lid.  A BIG hit was spelling out his name was magnet or wooden pieces.  And he does very well with sounding out the beginning of words and matching the letters.  I hold two objects, such as animals, in my hand ask which starts with a certain letter.  You can do this anywhere – like playing eye spy.  It’s a great game for the car or, in our case recently, the subway.

Happy Labor Day!

 


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Author: Adrienne

Attorney and Professional labor and postpartum doula.

2 thoughts on “Letters and Numbers For Toddlers and Pre-K

  1. Great ideas!! I am always looking for more ways to make learning fun, thanks!! 🙂

  2. Cant wait to buy my youngest son some of these. Looks interesting and fun.

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