••• Keeping the beat of a song takes concentration and memory. When you ask your child to continue to clap to the rhythm while you clap to a different rhythm your also helping them learn to pay attention and use self-control. Encourage your child to clap along to the rhythm of a familiar song like "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." Guide them by clapping together. Then ask them to try to keep clapping while you clap a different song. This may be a challenge for both of you!
Letter writing practice is so easy and connects the sounds and print together. Take a regular sheet of paper and divide into 4 quadrants by making a line vertical and horizontal that cross in the middle. Write one letter in each of the 4 squares. Then, have your child draw a picture to represent a word that begins with that sound in the box. B for example may have a bear, banana, or basket in the square.
This ball theme alphabet activity is a fun way to practice identifying letter sounds while kicking a ball.
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