Pumpkin is just going to Preschool in the fall, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t work with her on her ABCs and writing skills.
Currently she loves to color. She can color for hours on her table. That’s why this larger Alphabet coloring book is brilliant. Each letter has it’s own page, there is a place to practice writing the letter, and then it shows you where in the alphabet it is. Just makes it fun to focus and you can do one letter a day.
Next is a book where she can identify the items on a page and learn how they all start with the same letter. We also can practice writing the specific letter. This is smaller than the coloring book above and easy to keep in the car or take in a diaper bag.
The last item was a box set specifically for pre-school age. It comes with another coloring book, ABC flash card (perfect for on the go) and a Dry Erase board for writing letters over and over again. The Dry Erase board also has pages that cover matching and counting.
It’s so great that Target and LeapFrog provide items for preschoolers so that we can make learning fun at an early age. Pumpkin is already trying to write letters, loves her ABCs and we count everything. We’re working on Shapes (she identified an Octagon the other day!), and colors.
I love getting Pumpkin ready for her first time going to school! I hope that with having fun in the prep it will add to her excitement about starting preschool. Look for more upcoming Back to School (or the first time in school) posts coming soon!