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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Playgroup Activity: The Animal Alphabet!

Learning the alphabet is an essential step of early learning about literacy. Knowing the different sounds, shapes, and names of each letter is not all there is to learning the alphabet. The function of letters in writing and knowing their specific letter-sound associations is important. Otherwise, children cannot use the letter-name knowledge they have.

Learning sounds, names, and shapes of the alphabet letters can be more exciting for children if taught in a fun, creative way! Here are some examples of the animal-alphabet letters! You can download the animal-alphabet pack for free here.




                  










Suggested ideas for this activity:
-Have each child color the animal letters.
-The letter that is being colored repeat the letter-name and the sound it makes.
-Tell each child a sentence or short story about the animal-letter they are coloring. 


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