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Preschoolers love to learn all about their name, in this post, you will find tips and activities to support children as they learn to recognize, spell, and eventually write their names. You'll want to give the children in your care many opportunities to see and practice spelling their name. There are so many fun ways to practice this skill!
Start At The Beginning
Be sure to spend time each day talking about the letters in each child's name. For example: "This is a C.. Connor's name starts with a C", "This is a Y.. Becky's name has a Y in it". When you write a Child's name you can also say the letters aloud as you write them.
Create a "Who's Here Today" routine
It's important for Children to see their name in print. Place the children's names EVERYWHERE Label cubbies, art work, and label personal items such as cups and coats.
Create personalized craft projects
Offer a Variety of Name Recognition Activities
Use new and fun materials
Add a splash of color
I Can Create My Name!
There are many fun ways to practice name recognition and creation. Activity sheets like this Editable Name Practice Worksheet offer many different ways right on one page.
Invite children to complete the sections of the page that appeal to them in a way that is appropriate for their developmental level. Older preschoolers may be ready to write out their name, younger preschoolers may enjoy using stamps to create their name. .
**Teacher Tip: Make a copy of the Name Activity sheet, or save it for their portfolio
Learn the names of others
Get creative and encourage your preschooler to build their name with everyday objects during play!
Personalized Games and Puzzles
Your students will love seeing their names on personalized games and puzzles! We have a variety of name activities to compliment a variety of themes and interests!
What is your favorite way to practice Name Recognition? Let me know in the comments!
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