What brings parents and children from all over the city to Chandler Public Libraries? Storytime! High Five is a great addition to Storytimes at Chandler Public Library, and introduces five key concepts in early literacy: Talk, Sing, Read, Write, and Play. But there's more to say about Early Literacy. Read on for easy activities you can do at home with your preschooler to support the early literacy skill of Letter Recognition.
Uppercase Lowercase Matching
First take 26 small paper cups (Dixie cups would be perfect) and print one lowercase letter on the bottom of each cup. Then print all the uppercase letters on a sheet of paper – you might have to use more than one sheet of paper. Challenge your preschooler to match up the letters by placing the cup, upside down, on top of the corresponding uppercase letter.
When writing the uppercase letters on the paper, keep them in ABC order if this is a new game for your child, but feel free to create another paper and mix them up once the game becomes too easy.
On a sheet of paper draw a simple outline of a circle, square, rectangle and triangle. Give your child a set of magnetic letters and have them place the letter on the paper, deciding which shape the letter most resembles. Have your child place them into piles, placing all the letters that are most like a circle in one pile and so on. This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss the slight differences between those letters that look very similar. For Instance the O and the C both are most like a circle, but how are they different?