Reading and Writing
Games You Can Make
- Alphabet playdough – Use the recipe for Perfect Playdough
and make playdough. Use the playdough to make alphabet
letters. Have your child close her eyes and try to identify the
letter by feeling the shape
- Alphabet puzzle – Use index cards and write a
letter of the alphabet on each card, a capital letter
on the left and the lowercase letter on the right.
Now cut the cards in half with different patterns,
mix them up, and have your child match the pairs
- Make a book – an alphabet book, or favourite food book, for
example. Print a letter of the alphabet on each page of a book.
Have your child draw pictures of things that begin with that
letter of the alphabet. You can also give your child scissors and
catalogues or magazines to cut out pictures.
- Connect the dots – Do a large dot-to-dot of your child’s name
on a piece of paper and have your child connect the dots to
write their name.