Zorro is hardly interested in learning the letters. I am just BARELY getting him to sing the ABC Song.
I have to get REALLY creative to get him to play games etc that have letters or obvious letter recognition without him checking out in two seconds or less.
Here's what he DOES love and what we do weekly:
He loves the Alphabet Train Puzzle by Melissa and Doug.
And Starfall.com is always a winner!
He also loves this bottle top letter game from 1+1+1=1
So last week when we were learning about ourselves and our names, I attempted this activity with Zorro, very uncertain of how he would respond. I mixed a couple of skills in there with something he LIKES to do (Matching) so it was more like a game to him. To my surprise he lasted until we were through with the activity.
Here's what we did:
*This is only an example this his screen name, not the real one*
First I just wrote his name out. I used a plate because that's just what was handy.
Next, he matched the letters from the stickers to the letters in his name
Then I held his hand and together we wrote his name below, talked about how they were the same as above.
Lastly, I gave him a different colored crayon to copy over the letters we made together to try it himself. This of course was no easy task for him, in fact he really can't do it but he attempted every single letter then proceeded to color over the rest of the plate when he was done.
This was a success for us and I am so happy! This was the least sneaky I've been with letters and he as receptive to it and hung in to the end! I will be adding this to our weekly Alphabet mini lesson!
Do you have any awesome alphabet ideas you'd like to share with me???
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