Alphabet Search

June 24, 2008

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
Mariah Bruehl is a parent, educator, and author of the book Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder (Shambhala Publications, 2011). In 2008 Mariah brought her expertise online, creating the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal award-winning Web site Playful Learning. In 2011 she launched the Playful Learning Ecademy, which takes virtual-learning experiences to a new level by incorporating the best practices in education with engaging hands-on lessons, bringing parents and children together from all over the world into a unique, creative, community environment.
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