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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Name Game

It's important for children to recognize their name as an early reader. I know M isn't even three years old yet, but I made a little word game for us to play.
I printed a picture of each of our family members, and typed our names four times using four fonts.
Since this can be used when E is older, I laminated the pictures and the name cards.

To play, at this point, I tell M what each word is and she matches it to the right picture and say it. I also emphasize M for Mmm-ommy I'm sure at some point she will begin recognizing the names herself.

For smaller families, you could even include pets, as Mama Mel suggested in the comments.
(Should I tell you that picture of me is from last summer when I was pregnant?! It was the only decent picture I could find! How pathetic!)

This later became our Family Name Game in a file folder.  (Click link for more info.)


Miller Moments said...

What a great idea!

Izzie, Mac & Me said...

This is such a great idea....I'll be making it for Izzie in the near future! Thanks!

Mama Mel said...

Great idea! I think I'll make this for my son... He knows mama and dada, but still can't say his own name yet. Maybe I'll take pics of the animals too... since they're his furry siblings. ;) Thanks for the idea! And thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! Have a great day! :)

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