I will never forget that moment when my oldest learned to spell her own name. The pride and excitement! My baby is not a baby anymore.
Having your child learn to spell and recognize their own name is one of those milestone moments as a parent.
But don’t worry, there is no need to drill them about it necessary for them to learn their name. The trick is to get them to see their name as often as possible and the the more hands on and fun ways, the better! Here is a simple and fun name activity for preschoolers and toddlers
For this name activity for preschoolers you’ll need:
- Alphabet dough cutters
Name Recognition Activity
First gather your paint, paper and the alphabet letters that are in your child’s name. Then I used the cookie cutters to spell out my daughter’s name, so that she could she what it looked like.
Then I let her go for it and she took the letters and stamped them on the paper. She knows the names of all the letters of the alphabet, so when she picked one up I would ask her what letter it was. If your child is still learning letters, then this is a great opportunity to label each letter they use.
When she was done with her project, we then lined the letters underneath her name in the correct order, naming each letter as we went.
This name activity is such a simple way to introduce your toddler or preschooler to the letters of their name and increase name recognition. Use every opportunity available throughout the day to point out the letters of their name and to let them see their name by labeling their stuff or through art projects such as this and they will be right on their way to learning to spell their name! And sit back and revel in the fact your baby is growing up!
Check out these other fun name recognition activities for more ideas!
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