My girl's a genius.
Yesterday I mentioned that she recognized some letters at the pool, so today I was going to make some letter flashcards. I printed out letters in a giant font, cut them out, taped them to index cards (half an index card per letter) and put them through the laminator. My plan was to cut them out while we ate breakfast, but Maya was being especially cranky, so I gave her a whole laminated sheet of letters to play with, and decided to ask her about them.
Ok, I had thought that she would know A and M, because we do a lot of "M is for Maya" and the letter A just shows up a lot (like in ABCs, on blocks, etc). But J? H? What in the world? She must have learned them from her letter video and the general talking about letters that we do every day----but I'm shocked!
So I finished the letter cards this morning. They look like this:
And then I hole-punched them and stuck them on a key ring for each transport and storage. I'm not sure what I'm going to use them for, but hopefully having them handy will lead to simple reinforcing moments. Now when I say "Blueberries start with B . . . b-b-blueberries" I can also flash the card to make that connection.
(If you're a parent or educator who has done other letter stuff, or you have ideas on how to use the cards, drop me a line please--- firstname.lastname@example.org)