Since M began school after her third birthday, she has enjoyed playing school, especially when she finds something suitable to be a pointer. For over a year she has just pointed to blank wall space. Not anymore!
On my rare (very rare) visit to Target this fall, I saw they had child-sized pointers in the dollar area. I promptly picked one up for M and set it aside.
It was almost forgotten, until I awoke about 4:30 Christmas morning. I did a google search of hundreds charts and alphabet charts and came up with some suitable charts. (I wish I had a different font for the ABC's, but at that early hour in the morning I was not going to search out anything too special. They are customizable fonts, too.) I printed them out on some colorful paper and laminated them. Before returning to bed, I placed them in her stocking.
I knew I'd wanted to do this for M for a really long time. I thought I would get to the local-ish teacher store for a couple of charts, but am so glad I did not. These 8 1/2x11 sized charts are perfect for play. We are not homeschoolers, so we just use them for (purposeful) play.
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