Preschool printable wall cards provide a great way to decorate a playroom or preschool classroom. Why have blank uninspired space when you can fill the space with alphabet printables to help promote letter recognition?
Children develop skills and competencies through a predictable pattern of milestones. All children, however, do not develop them at the same time or in the same way. Children need a variety of educational experiences to reach their full potential. There are many ways for children to explore and learn about letters in their daily environment. Preschool alphabet wall cards provide a constant visual aid that children are able to use as reinforcement.
Place the cards at "kid level". Meaning, about three feet from the ground. This gives children the opportunity to see the cards close up. At this level, children tend to wander over, touch the cards and say the letter. No formal lessons are necessary. If children have been previously exposed to the letters, wall cards help to retain what they have learned.
*You may want to print the cards on card stock paper and laminate the cards before hanging for easy clean-up. Children like to point to and touch the cards to identify the letters.
They make a great educational-aid that encourages interaction.
Once the cards are up:
There are lots of alphabet activities you can do.
Point to a letter and name it. Have the child name it after you. Practice for short periods of time during the day. Sometimes I would act "surprised" as if a new letter had appeared. "Oh my, where did that letter come from? What is it?" This usually resulted in plenty of giggles.
Point to the letters in your child's name. Once they have learned the letters ask them to show you how to spell their name by pointing to the individual wall cards,
Sing the ABC song while pointing to each of the letters. Odds are once this is done a few times, you'll catch your child trying to do it on their own.
Ask your child to point to either a capital or lowercase letter. Can you find the capital B? Where is the little h?
Once children have learned the letters and you move on to letter sounds... simply point to one of the letters and ask the child to find an object in your home environment that begins with the same letter.