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  • Alphabet Search

    One rainy day I pulled out a bunch of old magazines (Your Big Backyard & Ladybug), some child size scissors and challenged the girls to an “alphabet search”. They loved looking through the magazines to find and cut out the letters. I gave my five year old, a chart with lower case letters and my three year old had the upper case version. This experience is great for their fine-motor development as well. The inspiration for this activity came from Kids Craft Weekly’s Alphabet Crafts issue.

    mariah

    With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.

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