Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Matching Game

Matching is a very important skill in early literacy. In fact, it is one of the corner stones of letter recognition (learning the names and sounds of the letters). Being able to tell similarities and differences between two items or pictures can help your child learn to discriminate between the different letters of the alphabet.

I made the game above using glue, paper plates and fruit cut outs (made with a die cutter and construction paper). If you don't have access to a die cutter, you can do the same at home using hand cut simple shapes.

This game also provides an opportunity to talk about colours and nutrition.

Can you think of any easy to prepare sorting activities for your child?

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