Letter recognition is the ability to visually recognize letters, differentiate one letter from another, and name the letters of the alphabet. It is a foundational precursor towards learning letter sounds, spelling, reading, and writing. In fact, early skills in letter knowledge are a strong predictor of reading success.
At Skills 4 Life, we work with many children on beginning writing skills. A child cannot be expected to independently write a letter that they don’t have a clear mental image of. Writing letters is a great way to reinforce letter recognition.
There are many fun letter activities you can do at home- it’s important to keep it FUN! Do a variety of activities to keep your child engaged and help your child learn the letters in different ways. Have your child participate in a letter recognition activity for a minimum of 10 minutes a day to help build these skills.
Before you get started, here a few tips: (more…)