"M" (or "N" or "W") for Mommy
"L" for Lucy, our dog
and a few other select letters.
This all began with reading. Then more specifically, ABC specific books like:
Up went a Word Wall in his space downstairs. This is a "tool" that we were required to use while teaching in Texas. However, I adapted it a bit for his age.
We are starting with words that he is very familiar with. Like his family! A picture is attached to the word to add meaning to the crazy letters on the wall! :)
One color word. A color that he never misses!
Next will be yellow...his new favorite.
Finally, a word that is a Big Deal at the moment! Two! As he just turned two years old!
I added the two pom poms as counting objects.
Adding labels to your house can also happen in a much more natural way than a Word Wall.
- Just write an object word on an index card. (Chair, table, bed, bath, potty, etc.)
- And tape it on the object while your child is watching.
- Explain what the word says.
Talk about the labels around your house or on your Word Wall.
Talk about the letters.
Make connections like "Look at all of the M's in Mommy! Let's count them!"