Alphabet Fun

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Magnetic letters are a great way to play with the alphabet. You can find letters at your local dollar store. 

·      Use a magnetic wand to “fish” for letters. I’ve used one from a canning kit that I got at the dollar store.

·      Organize letters on a cookie sheet

·      Cover letters with muffin cups and play memory

·      Write the lower-case letters on small plastic cups and match the upper- and lower-case letters

Go Fish or Memory

Go to your local dollar store and purchase two sets of letter cards. Children can play Fish or Memory using alphabet cards.

Go on an Alphabet Hunt or Play I Spy

Choose a letter sound and ask your child to find something that begins with that sound.

Play “BINGO”

Make a “Bingo” board with various letters on it (it will not have the BINGO header like the traditional boards) and then play “Bingo” by randomly drawing letters from your deck of alphabet cards and having your child match it to their board. Bingo boards can be 4-16 squares. You can play where the winner has four corners, the whole board covered, an X or one line.

Phonetic fun

Collect pictures and have your child match or tell you the beginning sound of the image.

Kathy Watson

Kathy Watson

Kathy Watson co-founded Your Better Life with her husband, Tom. Kathy is a skilled Learning Support Teacher in Surrey British Columbia, Canada, and finds great joy in working with young children as they develop their literature skills. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Education and a Special Education Diploma, and has worked with students of all ages throughout her 24-year career in education. A former competitive swimmer, Kathy has developed a deep and long-lasting passion for fitness, nutrition, health and wellness. While working toward her Fitness and Nutrition Coaching Diploma, Kathy has learned the vital importance nutrition plays in a person’s overall wellness. To that end, Kathy has enthusiastically partnered with Nutrie, and is excited to bring the products and lifestyle to the Your Better Life community to make the achievement of personal health goals simpler. Kathy and the rest of the Nutrie team are excited to help you start making the little changes in your life – one day at a time – that will lead to BIG results and the best you! To learn more about how Nutrie can help you, visit Kathy’s website. Kathy and Tom have been married for more than 20 years and have three grown sons. Together, Kathy and Tom are dedicated to working with various communities to assist them in reaching their full potential, as is evidenced in their devotion to the success of Your Better Life.