Teach your preschooler their letters in 4 unique ways with this giant packet of alphabet playdough mats! No email subscription required. Just print and play!
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The MAJOR difference is that they promote letter learning in 4 different modalities catering to many learning styles:
By playing to learn with these alphabet mats kids are exposed to letters through art, reading, and writing.
The more exposure a child has with letters the more likely they are to remember the letter. But we aren't just going to practice letter recognition; we are also building their ability to independently write each letter!
Also (updated version!), there is a little picture of a word that begins with that letter in the top right hand corner. So there is a phonics element to each mat as well!
Side note: it drives me crazy to see uncommon sounds for each letter like giraffe for G when we teach that G says /g/ as in golf. All the pictures on these printable alphabet mats match the most common phonetic sound for each letter!
The benefits are HUGE and three fold.
As children learn to write, they don't just need to memorize the strokes it takes to form letters. There is so much more.
With the alphabet playdough mats, kids will roll and shape playdough as well as make it into small balls to smush onto the correct letter in the "Read and Cover" section.
This very intentional kind of play strengthens hands, finger, and wrist muscles required to write properly!
These beautiful letter learning mats are super easy to use!
When writing on the mats, you can use any dry erase markers. Provide your preschooler or kindergartner with a tissue or small cloth to erase once they are done.
I find that laminating the alphabet playdough mats works makes them last longer, and I found a very affordable and effective laminator on Amazon (stays between $21-$24). I'll also link the laminating sheets and dry erase markers I love best.
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-fine motor development