ABC, tell me what you see! These adorably illustrated boards are a great way to work on letter and word recognition; a child simply picks a board--the first letter of his or her name is always a good place to start--then fills in the uppercase and lowercase letters and identifies the picture. He or she can turn it over or take another board and do it all again. With so many letters (each letter in the alphabet in both uppercase and lowercase), children can find infinite ways to play!
- Product: 8.5" x 13" x 1.25" Packaged 2 lbs
- Package: 13.5" H x 9" W x 1.5" L
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Ask the child to sort all the letters by color. How many letters are there of each color? Which color has the most letters?
Ask the child to place all the uppercase letters in alphabetical order. Can he or she identify the color pattern? (Purple, red, blue, orange, green.)
Challenge the child to use the letters to spell out the word that appears on a board (for example: dog, cat, owl, or kite).
Place the letters "a" and "t" on a flat surface. Ask the child if there are words he or she can spell by placing a single letter in front of the "at" (for example: bat, cat, hat, mat, pat, or sat). Try other word endings, like "ad," "an," or "ame."
Place several boards in front of the child. Secretly pick one and give clues to help the child identify the board you chose. For example, you could say, "The letters are in blue. The picture shows something you usually see at might." (Moon.) As play progresses, provide more challenging clues!
About Melissa & Doug
Our mission is to provide a launch pad to ignite imagination and a sense of wonder in all children so they can discover themselves, their passions, and their purpose.
There was a time not so long ago when childhood offered the space and freedom for children to explore their world. To be curious. To be creative. To be bold. To be bored. To just . . . be. Today, our overstimulated and overscheduled children are using their imaginations less than ever. It’s a crisis in the making. And it’s why we’re committed to making products that inspire creative thinking and encourage kids to see new possibilities. It’s also why the American Academy of Pediatrics chose to join forces with us to champion the health benefits of open-ended play.
We make toys and other products that offer Countless Ways To Play. We believe the best playthings are often simple concepts that inspire children to come up with their own twists. With everything we create, we hope to encourage:
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