Blocks can be a great tool for teaching, but literacy building is often overlooked in the blocks area. This simple collection of full-page photographic images promotes literacy development during block play.
Each uppercase letter is formed by using a basic unit block set. A photograph that matches the beginning sound is presented on each page, along with the printed word.
This is an easy way to incorporate alphabet knowledge and letter recognition in your block area. It also helps to meet criteria for alphabet books according to various early childhood environment rating scales.
This can be printed on heavy paper for durability, or laminated for extended use. I have used a binding machine to make a book, but I've found that a 3 ring binder (with page protectors) often works well books used during block play.