Learn the alphabet by making letters that stand up or hang on a string. Print and decorate them yourself.
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Clothesline Letters / Tabletop Letters
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To make Clothesline Letters of the Alphabet (letters to hang on a cord or string):
When your child is familiar with a number of the letters
in the alphabet, start to teach the remaining letters, preferably in alphabetical
order. Don’t try to teach too much in one go, though.
Start with the child's first name (begin with
the name the child is called, which is usually short), and after she is
familiar with all of those letters, her full first name, if different, and
then make a string for the letters in her last name. (Or you can use
one long string). Try the names of the rest of the family, or a pet,
or a best friend to add to the list of letters she knows. This will
also show that some letters are used in several names. This may also
give an opportunity to show that some names start with the same letter and
the same sound—Jennifer and Janet. Explain that letters stand for
sounds. But for now, learning the shapes and names of the letters
is the major point.
These letters are best printed on "Card Stock", a heavier paper that will make them stand up better. Card Stock should be available at all office supply stores; it works with all printers. Its great for other craft projects, too.
Print Out The Letters:
Use the GREEN PRINT button below, NOT the print button above!
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