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Learning to Spell Your Name

Learning to spell your name is exciting and can sometimes be challenging. Here’s a way to practice:

Write your child’s name on a strip of paper. I used a piece of bulletin board border from a dollar store, but you could also use a regular piece of paper. Then, write your child’s name again and cut the letters apart. Challenge your child to put the letters together to spell his/her name. At first your child can use the strip that isn’t cut apart to match the letters to and eventually will be able to put the letters in order without the help of the uncut strip.


Friday 13th of January 2012

I like this idea. I can't really remember what we did to have our daughter learn her name, but now I need ideas for her write her name. Maybe I could do the same thing..have her look at her name spelled out above and then trace the letters? Any ideas?


Tuesday 10th of January 2012

Very easy ideas to use with my daughter (3&1/2 years old). My daughter is a bit older so we are moving into writing her name. We like to use Play-Doh to make the letters of her name.

Cora Rules

Tuesday 10th of January 2012

I love this idea!!I like having the letters and maybe even letting my daughter help decorate/color/put stickers around the letters of her name to be involved in the making of the activity as well. Such a great idea!

Our Little Family

Tuesday 10th of January 2012

Such great ideas! I love the bottle tops!

For Maddie, she loved anything hands-on. I would write her name on a sentence strip and give her a cookie sheet filled with salt. She'd use the sentence strip to look at the letters and then attempt to write them in the sand. Or, I'd write each letter of her name on a piece of computer paper and put each letter in a plastic page protector. We'd get out the Play-Doh and make snakes that we would then lay on top of the letters. Super tactile and even fun to mix the letters up and put them in order again!


Tuesday 10th of January 2012

I really like the bottle-top matching idea. :)