Our Letter Baskets – The Letter A

IMG 2570 150x150 Our Letter Baskets   The Letter ALetter 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.

So this week we began with our first basket with the Letter A. I filled it with an Apple, an Avocado, an Alabama piece from a US puzzle, a horse to represent animal, a picture of his Aunt Ashley and Uncle Alec, an Ankylosaurous, an acorn and a wooden airplane. As the week progressed we added a few more states – Alaska, Arkansas and Arizona – a piece of an ambulance and a fake ant. He seems to look forward to the basket and he pays attention each morning (and maybe one or two more times throughout the day if time and opportunity permits) when we go over the objects in the basket.

Happy Learning!


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Marnie began Carrots Are Orange in 2010 after the birth of her first son. Carrots Are Orange is a Montessori inspired learning and living blog for parents and educators. She hails from Maine, a wonderfully down to earth place to grow up. Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999, currently living east of Seattle with her husband and three young boys. She is pursuing Montessori certification. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, PBS Kids, BabyCenter, the Melissa & Doug blog, and WhattoExpect.com.

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