Repetition. It can be frustrating when toddlers are going through this phase; but it is the way they learn best. Introducing a new concept gently, then repeating it in as many different ways and contexts as possible.

Today, D was for dinosaurs. Drawing around a wooden letter created a clear outline which could be followed with a paintbrush or surrounded by dinosaur footprints. This linked fine motor, mark making and letter learning skills together.

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Whenever we do anything like this, speaking and listening are as important aspects as anything else;

d-d-dinosaur!

d-d-dinosaur!

Repeat…

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There is no secret formula to learning letters, just provide a wide range of activities, reinforce with speaking and listening…

and repeat!

What letter-learning activity would be popular with your children?

D is for Dinosaur

 

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