DON’T FORGET TO PICK UP YOUR TAKE HOME CRAFTS FOR THE WEEK!
This week you will be making name bracelets!
For Storytime we learned about names. Learning names is one of the first and most important developments in early literacy. A child’s name is very important and special to them. It helps their sense of identity and builds relationships with other children. It also helps them understand the concept of print and letters becoming words.
This week we read “ My Name is Elizabeth” by Annika Dunklee, and “Thunder Boy Jr.” by Sherman Alexie.
Here’s a fun name/letter recognition activity to try using a few household supplies: https://www.schooltimesnippets.com/2015/02/clothespin-name-activity.html
- Write your child’s name in big letters and then have them trace it with pipe cleaners.
- Write your child’s name in big block letters then have them glue pom poms into each letter to make fun and colorful name art!
- Sidewalk chalk/paint is always a hit with children. For a different spin, write their name for them then hand them a spray bottle to trace the letters with water.
- Another site with some fun, artsy name activities: http://preschoolprofessional.blogspot.com/2010/02/name-sensory-activities-for.html