Learning the Letter C
Here’s how I went through the letter C with Alicia!
1) C for Caterpillar
You can get the template to make this cute caterpillar here. All I did was to cut the template in the shape of the letter C with an art scissors, cut out the individual parts of the caterpillar then laminate all of these and cut again… There’s a further option of including numbers on the caterpillar – for a young learner, it’s probably better to stick to just letting the young tot focus on the alphabet. Adding numbers to the picture may just divert her attention.
2) C for Clown
The template is available here. Earlier on, I shared how I made this learning aid on myplayschool. You can try making this learning aid for your tot or with your tot, depending on her age and maturity.
3) Letter C collage and word-pic matching game
I make it a point to have this set of learning aids for every alphabet I teach as I find it important to expose her to words starting with that letter. In fact, these are common words used and she probably already knows quite a few of them. Putting the pictures and the words down on a chart would make it easier for the young learner as visual learning aids are very important for them. When the tot grows older, you can ask her to match the words to the pictures (and vice versa). Hence, this set of learning aids functions mainly as a collage when the tot is young and has an added feature of becoming a word-pic matching game when the tot is older.
Showing items such as the ‘comb’ or ‘clock’ when teaching the word from the collage would help the tot relate the picture to the actual item.
For books, we read:
Just like Jasper (the cat)
Hermie the caterpillar (Christian literature)
For older kids, just google “The very hungry caterpillar activities” and you’ll get a whole range of activities to do with your tot as a follow-up to the book.
5) The letter C Lapbook
I make it a point to wrap up the teaching of a letter by making a simple lapbook. I usually make use of either art done during this period of teaching (if applicable) or simply any piece of artwork she may have done earlier for the ‘cover page’. This not only adds your little one’s personal touch to the lapbook; it is a good way of recycling your little one’s artworks which may be piling up at home…
The interior of the lapbook:
Left: Caterpillar (with missing pieces!)
Right: collage pictures and words
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