Alphabet Flash Light Hunt

I love how fun this Alphabet Flash Light Hunt is to work on letter recognition!

My three year old has difficulties with gross motor planning with his speech, he knows what he wants to say but his ability to form the words just isn’t quite there yet. This Alphabet Flash Light Game is one of the many games that we play to help him practice making different sounds.

I love how fun this Alphabet Flash Light Hunt is to work on letter recognition!

Even if your child does not have a difficulty with speech this game of Seek and Shine is a fantastic way to work on skills such as letter recognition!

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ABC Car Wash Sensory Bin

Alphabet Car Wash Sensory Bin

Alphabet Car Wash Sensory Bin: Sensory Bins are a fabulous tool for learning. They are a quick and easy way to get children engaged while exploring a variety of different skills and concepts.

Alphabet Car Wash Sensory Bin

So…I keep on telling myself I am going to get this whole morning with four kiddos thing down, but…it’s a struggle. This morning to keep the kids entertained long enough to load the dishwasher, shower, and feed baby I decided to give a sensory bin a try. It was a major success (and honestly a pretty big mess too). We played with this activity for over an hour and it brought out so many fantastic conversations and challenges!

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Letter Factory Mixed Up Letters Game!

Letter Factory Mixed Up Letter Game!

Letter Factory Mixed Up Letters Game! This simple game is a fun way to get kiddos exploring phonics and letter recognition all while having some simple sensory fun!

Letter Factory Mixed Up Letter Game!
Earlier this week we were sent the new Amazing Word Explorers by Leap Frog for review and my kiddos absolutely fell in love with the new DVD…not that it was that hard of a sell for our family as we adore all Leap Frog learning materials and have used the Letter Factory DVD series to teach all of our kiddos literacy skills.

While educational cartoons can be a great way to pique a child’s interest in certain topics {and pull them into a fun world of imaginary play exploring that topic} it is also important to reinforce that learning away from the screen. Simple games such as this Mixed-Up Letter Factory Sensory Bin are a great way to do just that!

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Dino Dig: Exploring Fossils, Shapes, and the Alphabet!

Dino Dig: Exploring Fossils, Shapes, and the Alphabet!

Dinosaur Archaeological Play Dig: Create some simple clay dinosaur bones for use in sensory play activities to learn about shapes and letters at the same time! This is a great activity that is simple to do, amazing for some hands on exploration, and easy to take with you on the go!

Dino Dig: Exploring Fossils, Shapes, and the Alphabet!

As we have been exploring our Dinosaur theme Meatball has been adding in some of his own elements. The other night after playing with our Dinosaur Dirt (or more like while mommy cleaned it up), Meatball dragged out some play dough, clay, and stamps to distract himself with.

With the dinosaurs still sitting at the table, he went to town making impressions and playdough fossils. I love getting those little sneaks into the way that his mind works since he still is not yet quite talking. 

Following his lead I pulled out our vowel stamps and grabbed some of our homemade air dry clay to make some fossils that we could use for an archaeological dig at the park!

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