Monday, February 1, 2010

More Alphabet Fun

The further adventures of learning the alphabet for boys who'd rather be playing!
 I found these fun puzzle pieces for building the alphabet.  They are a LOT like the Handwriting Without Tears blocks, only home made, so much cheaper. I found them here, and Nicole, the designer, includes a template for cutting out your own pieces, as well as the letter templates.
 I printed the letter templates and bound them to keep them organized, but I wished I had just put them in a 3 ring binder instead.  My way does keep them all together, but as Mac immediately wanted to make words, so I wish I could line them up.
He started by laying the pieced on top of the templates, then galloped off to writing his name, then his brothers.
The part I loved the best about these was how independant he was!  All I did was flip the pages to whatever he needed next, and he built them!  Still doesn't know their names, but he really understands that they string together to make words!


Tiffany said...

That is a really clever idea! Thanks for sharing!

Bethany said...

Those are awesome! It looks like he's having fun with them, too :)