Our names are important to us. For many Children, the letters in their names will be the very first ones they learn how to write, In this post, you will find tips to help children recognize, learn to spell, and eventually learn to write their names.
This post contains related links to activities from some fabulous child educators from around the web, please be sure to visit their sites for more information or tutorials.
Ways to help Children recognize their names
Names, Names everywhere! It's important for Children to see their name in print. Place the children's names EVERYWHERE, on cubbies, art work, Cups, etc.
Create a "Who's Here Today" routine of welcoming the children into your care everyday. When the Children arrive they find their name, and place it on the "Who's here Today Chart". For younger Children you can include a photo along with their name. Eventually older children will be able to recognize and locate their friend's names, in addition to their own.
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Talk about letters in each child's name, "This is a C.. Connor's name starts with a C", "This is a Y.. Becky's name has a Y in it". When you write a Child's name you can say the letters aloud as you write them.
Make name cards from Early Learning Ideas
Magnetic Name Match from Kinder Friends Learning
Name Rainbow Hunt from Toddler Approved
Name recognition snack from Munchkins and Moms
Snack Stones to reserve a spot at the table from The Brilliant Child
DIY Binder Clip Labels from Teaching with Love and Laughter
Ways to help Children learn to spell their names
There are several name matching activities that you can create to help children learn to order the letters in their name. They can use Templates of their name with block letters, letter stickers, magnet letters and more.
Name Puzzle from Easy Stay at Home Fun
Name recognition soup from Munchkins and Moms
Name recognition activity using stones from Mrs. Meyer's Kindergarten
Create a name kit for each Child from Fun-A-Day!
DIY Name Puzzles from Make, Take, and Teach
Letter Matching from More than ABC's and 123's
Ways to help Children learn to write their names
Show them how to trace the letters in their names, glue objects to the letters in their names, trace the letters in their name (in Sand, Shaving Cream, or Finger paint), and form the letters of their name with play dough.
Tracing letters in sand from The Guilletos
Learning your name activities from Picklebums
Button Name Activity from Stay At Home Educator
Gem Letters from No Time for Flashcards
Tracing names with Bingo Daubers from the Printable Princess
Play Dough Name Practice from Stay At Home Educator
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