Although the formal study of reading and writing does not occur until kindergarten, young children are capable of recognizing letters and their functions.
Providing regular opportunities to practice pre-reading and pre-writing skills, is essential in gaining knowledge of the alphabet and its association to how words work.
Using colored sand and our fingers, we practiced tracing the letter P for prairie.
Throughout the week, we have been talking about different words that start with the letter P.
We have additionally been singing songs that reinforce the different sounds that P makes. Lastly, we traced the letter P into yellow sand.