Monday, 23 January 2012

Sensory Letter Learning

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TACTILE LETTER LEARNING

After our fun making and learning with our Touchy Feely Tactile Letters we tried some other sensory activities. This is our second week looking at the letter 's' - I wanted to be sure I'm not pushing Vin to learn too quickly, but I also want to make sure to take my cues from him when he seems bored or has mastered one thing and needs to move on.

LEARNING LETTERS SENSORY

'Star' was one of our 's' words we were looking at last week, so it was lucky Vin got these glow in the dark stars as a belated Christmas gift. I blu-tacked them to a sheet of black paper and off went the lights - this one in particular was such a hit, I think we'll be doing it again when we change letters!

GLOW IN THE DARK LETTERS

I literally looked for an opportunity at every playtime to covertly sneak in some hardcore learning... mostly he liked this traintrack because the trains fell off the end of the rails and then he destroyed it!


TEACHING LETTERS WITH TOYS

I have seen this activity on lots of play-blogs, and since we love playdough so much it seemed a good one. I drew out a couple of different shapes and stuck them in plastic wallets so the playdough wouldn't stick...

PRESCHOOL TEACHING LEARNING LETTERS

Here he is hard at work...


There is a proper post coming up on this one...

COLOURED SAND SENSORY LETTER LEARNING

...and this one... fake snow!

FAKE SNOW LETTER LEARNING

I have seen lots of US blogs where the kids are using 'dot-stampers' to fill out a letter shape, I haven't seen any here (but am tempted to give the kids some Bingo Dabbers and let rip!) Vin had a go with his mini-stamp markers, but I think we might be a little ahead of ourselves

DOT STAMPERS LETTER PRACTISE

Hope you enjoyed this fascinating post of lots of different s's - next week we are moving onto the letter a*

SATPIN LETTERS

*we are following a phonetic scheme for early learners that doesn't teach the alphabet or the 'names' of the letters (as in 'ess' instead of 's') - the first sounds are S, A, T, I, P, N

6 comments:

  1. So many fun ways to explore the letter S! Love it!
    I found you through a linky party and I think your blog is awesome! I am your newest follower!

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  2. Is that colored epson salt? We've tried that on the light table. Very cool effect. Lots of cool letter s fun.

    -Veronica

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  3. I love this idea! I think I could modify it a bit to help Big M with his spelling practice!!!

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  4. What fun ways to learn about letters. I love the train track one. My son would have loved that when he was learning letters. We always love play dough letters, but most of these I haven't tried. I need to click over to your pink tray letter making. Looks awesome! Thanks for linking it to Monday Madness.

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  5. Great round up of ideas! Looks like fun to learn about the letter S ;-) Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase ~Aimee

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  6. These are some great ideas! I was so diligent about learning the alphabet and sounds with my daughter (now 3), but have yet to do a single thing with my son (20.5 months). They're really different and I think these activities would go over really well with him. Thanks for the ideas :-)

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