Blocks can be a great tool for teaching, but literacy building is often overlooked in the blocks area. This simple collection of 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, 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.
These images can be printed on heavy paper and cut to form a cards set, or bound to create a book. The file can be printed on labels compatible with Avery 5164/8164, which allows many options for use. I like to print them on labels and affix them to matboard pieces. They last for a long time.
****For best results when using labels, use Adobe Reader to open and print the document. Be sure to check that “Actual Size” is checked in the dialog box prior to printing.****