Throwback Thursday: Magnetic letters, Wikki sticks and a FREEBIE!

Hi friends,

This is Throwback Thursday and I want to share with you some of my favorite ways to incorporate letter and name identification in my classroom.

There has always been a controversy in regards of worksheets for preschool age children. Some would say that worksheets are not developmental appropriate and some would support their opinion that those are necessary to develop specific skills such as reading and writing. Personally, I do not like to incorporate worksheets into my lesson plans, but diverse of hands-on activities reach all my little learners.

We have been introducing letters and names, letters which the kiddos are familiarized with. Using magnetic letters, my students were able to put together some words as well their names.

Using wikki sticks, the children practiced the alphabet letter formation. We discussed about letters with straight and curved lines. The wikki sticks allowed the manipulation needed to create the letters.

As we continued to explore letters, my kiddos used magnetic letters to form their own names.

Download a set of lowercase and uppercase alphabet mats here!

Keep learning!

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