Preschoolers are little sponges that soak up everything around them. Their brains are constantly absorbing new information, which is why it's important to keep them engaged and stimulated.
With this activity, your little one will not only learn the letters of the alphabet but also develop essential fine motor skills. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of using dot markers and guide you on how to get the most out of this activity.
You can also use this activity to teach your child:
WHAT YOU NEED:
Why dot markers?
These markers are different from regular markers because they make a large round dot instead of a line. Switching things up and keeping learning time interesting is important when it comes to young kids. They also require a slight amount of pressure, which helps develop fine motor skills, which strengthens their little fingers. Dot markers come in various colors, which makes them exciting for kids to use.
Print the pages and let your preschooler use the dot markers to fill in each letter. Encourage them to stay within the lines and focus on making perfect dots.
Questions to ask when doing this activity:
- How many letters are in the alphabet?
- Are these upper or lowercase letters?
- When do we use uppercase letters?
- What letter is this?
- What sound does it make?
- What words start with this letter?
- What colors are you going to use?
- Can you make a pattern?
- How many dots are on this letter?
You can also look up a song for that letter and play it while they are coloring. Or, you can even make up your own.
When you finish this activity, hang up the letters in alphabetical order, low on the wall. This makes it easy for your child to look at the letters at any time. You can also use it as a fun game to ask them to point to a specific letter. You can also have your child sing the ABCs while pointing to each letter.
So go ahead, grab some dot markers, and watch your little one have fun while learning the alphabet!
This is one of the activities from my activity book: Pre-K The Fun Way. The book contains many fun and engaging activities that help your child learn while having fun.
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