Chalk Stencil Letter Practice

Letter stencils are a fun way to practice letters, names and simple words outside.  I used the cut-outs from my lace-up card kit. They are not real stencils but they work well enough.  You could make your own out of thin cardboard (cereal boxes) or purchase a durable multi purpose set that will last. The children chose a…
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K5 Learning- Online Reading & Math Program Review

Many childcare providers offer a preschool learning program for their daycare children.  Parents love it when their children enter school already familiar with some letters and numbers.  A child who enters school knowing how to print his/her own name has been set up for success. Offering an academic program in your home daycare is a…
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Alphabet Book -Letter of the Week Program

If you have been participating in my Letter of the Week Program you may want to compile your letter crafts into an Alphabet Book.  Children greatly benefit from a closing activity after taking part in a program that lasts many weeks.  Your daycare children have become used to your letter activities every week.  They might be…
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Letter “Z” -Letter of the Week Program

Welcome to letter “Z” week everyone.  Well done to all the caregivers out there who have provided their daycare children with alphabet activities for the last 26 weeks!  You deserve a pat on the back and recognition for all your hard work and dedication.  I applaud you. We read our AlphaTales  letter books and practiced…
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Letter “Y”- Letter of the Week

Welcome to letter “Y” week!  The children and I made a letter “Y” yellow collage for our letter craft.  The word ‘yellow’ was an easy association for everyone in my daycare group.  Only one child knew what a yak was! However, yaks are a common association with the letter “Y” and our letter books this…
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Letter “X” -Letter of the Week Program

Welcome to letter “X” week everyone.  I can’t believe we are almost at the end of the alphabet! As the weeks go by, I notice the children becoming more and more comfortable talking about letters and using the letter names in conversation.  All our hard work is paying off! 🙂 You might be losing your…
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Letter “W” -Letter of the Week Program

Welcome to letter “W” week! The children and I had fun turning the letter “W” into a watermelon for our letter craft. The kids enjoyed counting and gluing on the seeds the most. We read our AlphaTales letter books and identified many words that began with the letter “W”.  I like these books because they…
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Letter “V” -Letter of the Week Program

Welcome to letter “V” week! We decided to make our letter “V” craft into a vase with some flowers in it. We read our AlphaTales letter book and practiced the sound of letter “V”.  As we were all making the ‘vvvvvvvvvv’ sound, one of my three year olds exclaimed, “My mouth is vibrating!” At craft…
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Letter “U” -Letter of the Week Program

Welcome to letter “U” week everyone.  Letter “U” is for umbrella in our letter craft this week. There was the possibility of making the letter “U” into a unicorn but I really want to stick with the short vowel sound of letters for my preschoolers.  There will be lots of time for unicorns, unicycles and…
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Letter “T”- Letter of the Week Program

Welcome to letter “T” week everyone.  We made the letter “T” into a tree for our letter craft activity.  I read the children our letter books and we practiced saying the letter “T” words in the story.  I had the children cup their hands in front of their mouths to feel the puff of air…
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