We are finally on to the letter F. Continue reading for many fantastic and fun ideas to help teach fundamentals as well as form fond memories with your child using the letter F.
1. Announce the letter of the day.
– Set a large letter F on the breakfast table and announce that today is the letter F day. Getting your child on board right from the beginning allows them to actively participate in the day. This type of active participation is fantastic for encouraging retention of the information that is being given to your child.
2. Create games designed with the letter F in mind.
One of the easiest ways to teach a child is through active participation combined with fun.
– Leap Frog
* Leap frog is a simple game where one person crouches down like a frog while the person behind them jumps over them. Then the process is repeated over and over. You can also liven this game up further by croaking like frogs as you jump.
– Home made Foosball – click on this link for detailed instructions.
* For this game all you need is two empty two liters, a tennis ball, and a long hallway. (Any space for this game would be serviceable, but a long hallway helps to keep the ball contained which is helpful for young children with limited control over their motor skills.)
* Fly around the house. Jump off of the couch or chairs. Put on capes and fly around the house. ( Further increase the fundamentals that you are teaching by yelling we are f, f, flying, over and over. You will be teaching your child the letter f sound while he is having fun flying around the house. Remember, repetition is the key to learning.)
Check out this slideshow for more alphabet game ideas.
3. Read a book or story that uses the letter F frequently.
Frog and Toad together is a great book for little adventurers. This book has five stories about frog and toad and will provide ample opportunities for your child to see the letter F in print. Have your child try to find the letter F once your have pointed it out several times.
Once your child finds the letter F, congratulate them. ” Good job you found the letter F” Then ask if they remember what the letter F says. Then tell them what word they just pointed too. ” That F is at the begining of the word frog, f, f, frog.”
(Some children will want to do this activity over and over again. Others will want to get on with the story. Keep it at your child’s speed and interest, and you will be helping them learn the best way for them.)
4. Feed your child with the letter of the day.
– Fish fingers ( Also known as fish sticks)
– Feta cheese
– Figs or Fig Newtons
5. Create silly sentences using the letter F.
– The frightened fluffy frog fell over.
– Encourage your child to come up with silly sentences of their own.
Don’t forget to have fun. Enjoy!