Letter Baskets are a great early literacy tool. Each week we will focus on a different letter. I will start the week by putting a few items in the basket and by talking with my son about the items. The goal is to learn the sounds of the alphabet by connecting (the sound of) the letter with an object beginning with the letter. An added bonus is the opportunity to build vocabulary.
This week we focused on the letter â€œCâ€™.
Again, each morning we check out the basket and go over the items. Each day we add a few more items. Finally, if weâ€™re on a walk or a car ride we play the â€œI spy with my little eye something that starts with the letterâ€¦â€ game, this week, obviously focusing on the letter â€œCâ€. Other items in our basket include: a cucumber, a carrot, a crab, a cat, a cow, a circle, a car, a cab, a cap, a clip, a caterpillar, a chrysalis, and the piece of the state of Colorado from our Melissa & Doug USA puzzle.
As you know we like to add some sensory exercise into the mix too. Last week, we played with playdough and, you know what, I think that is what we’ll do again this week. Chocolate Playdough, please.
Look what we did last week with the letter “B”:
Thanks for reading!