Develop familiarity with the forms of alphabet letters, awareness of print, and letter forms.
Reading & Literature
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see alphabet letters displayed at children’s eye level.
examine upper and lower case letter shapes by their spatial features (e.g., a lower case “a” can appear differently) using laminated alphabet letters printed in various fonts, alphabet sorting boxes, alphabet books.
explore letters through sensory experiences (e.g., trace letters made of sandpaper, rice; use alphabet cookie cutters, alphabet stamps, or pasta alphabets).
create letters with materials such as finger paint, string, yarn, clay, pipe cleaners.
listen to and explore alphabet books and alphabet puzzles in which children can see and compare letters and distinguish one from another.