Although the formal study of reading and writing does not occur until kindergarten, young children are capable of recognizing letters and their functions.
The more they are introduced to pre-reading and pre-writing activities, the more they are able to recognize and understand their meanings.
It is for this reason that we are constantly engaging in these types of activities – ones that help students understand abstract concepts through sensory play. For this activity, students traced the word TURTLE into green glitter. They were then asked to recognize cardboard cutouts that matched the letters they traced.