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Spelling Your Name

Spelling Your Name

spelling your name

Blake went through a phase where he was really interested in spelling his name, our names (Mom & Dad), and our dog’s name (Max). I felt like we were singing them or writing them non stop.

During this time, I gave him a pile of index cards with a letter on each one. “Here are the letters to spell your name. Can you put them in the right order? What comes first?” I also did that with each of our names and when he got really good at it, I gave him the letters for all of our names to sort through at once.

Another great idea from Teach Mama is to put the letters on sticky notes. What kid doesn’t love to manipulate sticky notes?! I love they way she did it and the wording she used!

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8 Comments

  • Reply Christy

    I’m working on R’s name with her this week. She knows the letters but occasionally mixes them up.

    January 19, 2010 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply JDaniel4's Mom

    I love the sticky note idea.

    January 19, 2010 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply Nadia@FunWithMama

    this looks like a great way to teach them words. When my son starts reading i’ll try this 🙂

    January 20, 2010 at 5:01 am
  • Reply vanessa

    I made letter beanbags that juliet enjoyed moving around to spell names with.

    January 20, 2010 at 5:19 am
  • Reply Mama to 3 Blessings

    what a great & inexpensive way to learn spelling – very resourceful! 🙂
    Nicole
    http://mamato3blessings.blogspot.com/

    January 20, 2010 at 8:26 pm
  • Reply teachmama

    thanks so much for linking back to me and for mentioning my ideas here! I always appreciate it.

    You have always have fantastic ideas here. Thanks for taking the time to share them!

    January 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    That’s a great idea for learning to spell!

    January 22, 2010 at 1:09 am
  • Reply Julie

    What a fun idea and simple for me to make. Thanks!

    January 24, 2010 at 1:55 am
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