How To Build a Child's Understanding of Letters and Sounds

One printable literacy activity making differentiation easy in Kindergarten as children learn their alphabet, upper and lower case letters and beginning letter sounds.

Working a busy classroom, teachers are always looking for learning activities that make differentiation easier. We know that every classroom has a wide range of abilities. Add in multiple grades within the same Early Years class and the range in skills can be even wider.

Literacy centres are a perfect way to cater for groups of students with different capabilities. They are a fun hands-on way to practice many of the early literacy concepts taught in schools.

With some of my students still learning to recognise and connect letters with the sounds they make, I've created this set of letter and sound wheels for my classroom.

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Letter and Initial Sound Printable Wheels - just print and add clothe pegs! Perfect for building up fine motor skills while learning upper and lowercase letters and beginning letter sounds | you clever monkey

Number Say It Read It Draw It Make It Write It Mats

Ready to print, these number mats focusing on numbers from 0-10 help young children develop better number sense through hands-on play.

Do you have students struggling with numbers? 

Being between 5-7 years of age, many of my class learn best with hands-on activities that help them reinforce ideas intentionally taught in class.

Our FREE 
Say It, Make It, Write It mats have been incredibly useful in our math centres but they didn't offer much visual support for my less confident students nor did they allow the children to see how many ways number can be represented - quantity, numeral, number word.



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Number Say It Read It Draw It Make It Write It Mats 0-10 | you clever monkey

Beginning Letter Sounds Alphabet Mats

Ready to print, these alphabet mats are ideal for preschoolers or primary aged children learning their beginning letter sounds.

Looking for more literacy work station inspiration and ideas for Daily 5 Word Work? 

Literacy centres or literacy centers (if you live in other parts of the world) used in the Early Years are a fun, often hands-on way to engage young children in practicing early literacy concepts in a smaller group setting.

Depending on the needs of my class, I'm always creating new resources to use in our literacy centres to target particular skills every school year.

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Initial Sounds Alphabet Mats - fun hands-on way to help children practice finding beginning letter sounds in words. Ready to print for literacy centers or Daily 5 Word Work at school | you clever monkey
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