1. Beginning Sounds Phonics Memory Game

    Here's a simple activity for learning letter sounds - create your own memory game! I made this game for Owen out of index cards.  The cards were a little thin…

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  2. Five (Active!) Activities for Practicing Beginning Word Sounds

    Here are five activities for practicing beginning word sounds for kids who like to be active! We have been practicing the beginning sounds of words with Owen (turning 5 in…

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  3. Alphabet Hearts Match-up Game

    Here's a super simple idea for a preschool alphabet game!  I cut out several construction paper hearts and turned them into a matching game for practicing capital and lower case…

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  4. Alphabet Beads Busy Bag

     Owen (age 4.5) has reached the point where he is really into learning letter sounds, and last week, I introduced him to three letter words for the first time (all…

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  5. Preschool Activities for Learning the Letter M

    Morning sickness has really put the brakes on our letter of the week plan for Owen's preschool time!  We're still plugging along, but it's more like a letter every 2…

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  6. Preschool Activities for Learning the Letter G

    Letter G is up next in our preschool letter of the week series!  We found several ways to work on recognizing the letter G and its sounds through learning, playing,…

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  7. Five Activities for Learning the Letter S

    We just started our fourth "letter of the week" for Owen, and I am so happy with how it is going!  He is really retaining the letter names and sounds,…

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  8. Letter "C" Themed Activities for Preschoolers

    Now that Owen is 4, we are getting a little more academic with our preschool efforts!  He is interested in learning letters, and starting to understand that letters have sounds…

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  9. Five (More!) Hands-on Ways to Learn the Alphabet

    Back in April, I posted 5 hands-on ways to learn the alphabet.  Well, we're back with more ideas!  I've been collecting ideas over the past couple months.  Since it's summer,…

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  10. Five Hands-on Preschool Alphabet Activities

    Interesting alphabet activities make learning more fun for preschoolers! Lately, I've been exploring ways for Owen (age 3, almost 4) to work on the learning the letters of the alphabet…

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