Friday, 6 April 2012

T is for Tiger

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So we've had t is for tree and t is for T-Rex... one last one before we move onto the next letter (P, as we are following a phonetic alphabet in which the first letters/sounds learnt are SATPIN) T is for Tiger!

Vin is really into his 'dot markers' at the moment (a bunch of colourful Bingo Dabbers I bought for a pound each at the Post Office) and can literally cover an entire page with one of them - I took some of his orange creations and let him stick insulating tape stripes over it before cutting out the letters. We're adding letters to his letter book - a big wirebound notebook where I keep all his tactile letters and letter crafts and it is really exciting when he points to a sign or the cover of a book and completely unprompted points out the letters he recognises!

How did you introduce letter learning to your child? Any fun tips to share?


  1. We love using letter magnets -

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    1. I loved the effect too. Awesome!

  3. i've honestly never heard of the phonetic alphabet. i wonder why i've not learned about it in my classes. sounds quite interesting! i love the idea of using the tape to create the stripes. are you keeping all of these in a journal for him?

  4. I love these tiger stripes! I've been making letters for my boys for a while (Here's a link to our t - for tiger. ) but hadn't heard of the phonetic alphabet either. Can you point to any good resources on this? I had a quick look on the google machine but got a little overwhelmed. Thanks.

  5. I'd not heard of SATPIN. I have just been going through and currently we have just done e. thanks for sharing.

  6. What great ideas!! I love your tiger stripes. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having a great week!


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