My three-year-old is moving right along with his beginning sounds – and this learning center has really helped him along! These picture mats and letter cards have been just the thing to help him master those tricky sounds.
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This is Set Three in my series of Beginning Sound Match Mats.
If your child already knows a lot of his letter sounds, use the sets in whatever order you want. However, if you want to start simple and build on what your child learns, start with my first set and move on from there.
Each set includes five numbered mats. Each mat adds a new letter and reviews some that we’ve practiced previously. Mats 11-15 add the letters i, h, k, n, and z.
How to assemble the learning center:
2) Cut apart the letter cards.
3) Want to keep it cheap and simple? Just have your child set the letter card on the corresponding picture.
4) Want to make it lasting? Laminate the board and cards (laminate the cards before cutting them apart to save yourself some time!). I’m a huge fan of our affordable home laminator – it makes our learning centers last!
5) Want to make it more fun? Attach clear Velcro dots to the pictures and the fuzzy connecting dots to the backs of the letter cards. Kids love that ripping sound when they pull off the cards – and it’s so satisfying to attach the cards to the pictures.
6) To keep the mats in one place, punch holes in them and store them in a 3-ring binder. If you go the extra step to laminate and attach with Velcro dots, everything will stay together! If not, you’ll want to put the cards in an envelope and attach with a paper clip to the corresponding mat.
Great news! All 25 mats are now complete AND available in one easy download!
Click HERE to get to my post which shares all 25 mats.
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