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  • Writer's pictureSherilyn Perry

Letter Recognition

Are you ready for your child/student to read? Start with letter recognition. Letter

recognition plays a huge role with your child's/student's reading. It is considered as pre-


Letter Recognition is the ability to identify uppercase and lowercase letters. Some may

argue what order letter recognition should be taught. The truth of the matter is, there is no

special order. As long as your child/student is doing enough hands on activities, he/she will

learn it. Depending on how the child grasps information, you can introduce up to three

letters(uppercase and lowercase) a week.

Set aside 15-20 minutes of your time for your child's/student's learning. It should be

around the same time so that it becomes a routine. You can start off with a short clip about

letters from YouTube. Jack Hartman's channel is one of my favorites. He incorporates movement

with learning. It also helps to get the child's wiggles out before starting on the activity. Inform

your child/student of the letter(s) that you are going over this week. To make sure your

child/student is engaged, ask questions like "Can you name an object that starts with this


Below are some activities that will help your child/student with letter recognition and fine

motor skills

Worksheets are on my Teacher Pay Teacher. Click on the pictures and it will take you to my store.

(The website is for everyone not just teachers)

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