Each week Tuesday Tots grows and grows and it’s wonderful to see all of the fabulous, play, creative, delicious, learning and proud moments that you share with us each week. This week I’m featuring some Letters, Language and Learning Name fun from last week, when J returns to preschool he will be starting on phonics so this is perfect for us giving me lots of ideas for home.

Early years literacy activities

First off – this fabulous video from Angelique Felix.com which can be found on You Tube and is all about Autumn and things that fall in this wonderful season. Songs are great to do with very young children and vital to early literacy.

The Iowa Farmers Wife inspires me with her letter activities as part of their Baby Bear preschool at home programme and this post featuring the letter T is no different.

Hey Momma, Chocolate Milk has some yarn and sand paper letters – this is a wonderful way to involve more than one sense in learning letters for young children.

From Play Create and Explore a wonderful laminated letter alphabet and a selection of different games to help learn letters.

We’re learning to recognise our name and spell it and this idea from 3 Dinosaurs is great – button letter sorting and name recognition.

Making Boys Men has a fun bowling game for learning the alphabet – this will be a lot of fun once we have more than one letter going.

How about taking letter learning into the bath with this fun activity from In Lieu of Preschool.

Children are wonderful and with J we are at the stage of story creation and this idea from Just for Daisy for some pirate story stones would be a wonderful idea for him.

Tracing is a fun early-writing activity and this one from Home Learning Journey for names using chalk would be a lot of fun.

Before reading, letters and writing comes language and Octavia and Vicky posts regularly about conversations she has with her child. These are great and I love the way that across the world similar conversations are going on.

If you are looking for some fun letter and phoneme games then Buggy and Buddy have a great selection of different ideas.

Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.


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