Find your Letter
Find the first letter of your name on the base plate.
Say the letter.
Say your name.
How to prepare
1 base plate
All the letter bricks
Place the bricks on the base plate in alphabetical order.
It is easier to locate the first brick on the base plate when the bricks start in the top left corner.
Capital letter signs are not used in this activity because it can be difficult for a young child to understand the concept of using 2 bricks for one letter.
Ask “How much did you get it right?”
Suggest to imagine a faster way to find a letter.
The same activity can be done choosing children’s names in the class and finding the initial letter sound of their names.
Find the first letter of words in a given category (animals, fruits…).
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Discover the function of the written word
- Discover the function of the written word: Identify letters and their order and then, depending on the letter, its sound value
- Develop motivation to read for pleasure
- Utilize adapted games/materials during free time
- Improve auditory discrimination skills
- Improve auditory discrimination skills: Discriminate sounds in words (syllables)
Did you know?
An activity is meaningful when the child can relate new experiences to something already known. In play, children often explore what they have seen and done, or noticed others do, as a way of grasping what it means. By doing so, they can express and expand their understanding through a variety of media, symbols and tools.
Braille activity groups
Learn braille letters, numbers, mathematic symbols and punctuation signs and know how to read and write them.
Assemble characters brick by brick and play with words in order to develop the ability to read and write.
Assemble characters, play with numbers and develop the ability to do basic mathematics and geometry.