I’ve read so many books, blog posts, and magazine articles about preparing my child for kindergarten.
It’s a huge deal. And since I’m the one in charge of preschool, it’s all up to me to prepare my girls. That’s a big responsibility.
So I read every thing I could find.
There were so many things to learn, but one thing really stood out to me. It was something so simple, so simple that I took it for granted. The one thing that stood out to me was the importance of name recognition for preschoolers.
Next, I added the letters.
I used our magnetic letters and added only the ones that made up my preschooler’s name.
I typed up my daughter’s name in a variety of fun fonts and colors, laminated them, and cut them out individually.
To control the mess factor, we lay out an old pillowcase and put the bin on top of it. There is only one rule: everything stays on the pillowcase.
It really was simple to put together. I don’t know why I ever hesitated in making sensory bins!
My daughter spent a long time playing with her bin. She ran her fingers through it, hid all the letters under the beans, and spent a very long time scooping and pouring. We also worked together to spell her name with all the different letters in the bin.
For more fun ideas for your preschooler, please see:
Ready for Kindergarten Book Study: Name Recognition
Go Outside: Shape Hopscotch
Rhythm and Number Rhymes
Easy Homemade Name Puzzle at Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
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