Friday, September 11, 2009

Early Childhood Corner: CELL Infant Practice Guide – Playing with Words

September’s featured CELL Practice Guide focuses on toddlers’ first interactions with letters of the alphabet and developing their letter recognition skills. Before a child learns to read, he or she must be able to identify letters and words and understand how print is different than pictures. To help toddlers become familiar with letters and words, gather together several alphabet toys such as alphabet blocks, magnet or foam letters or create letter toys using items such as alphabet cookie cutters or cut out sponges. Play with your child and describe to them what they are doing with the letters

Access more information about this practice guide Playing with Words.

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