Encourage alphabet recognition in an active way! These flash-card type slides add active participation through large-motor movement into a letter learning activity. It helps with coordination and vision development. This type of activity encourages development of visual skills necessary for reading. It can be used individually, or in group settings.
Spatial awareness and perception skills are practiced while participating in this activity. Letter reversals are common for young children, but making an effort to include activities that develop an understanding of these concepts can provide your students with a strong foundation for reading.
Using a line on the floor (a ruler, masking tape, rhythm stick, pencil, string, or just the line between tiles on the floor), the children jump with both feet to make their body match the location of the letter. The children are encouraged to say the letter as it appears, and jump. If the letter is on the same side as the previous image, jumping up and back down once in the same place is the expected response. You can practice saying “right” and “left”, without saying the letter names, as well.
The file contains leveled slide shows, including one with the letters in the correct order, to introduce the activity or to be used by simply saying “right” and “left” instead of the letter names. Two random orders are included, and the images are shown for 1, 2, 3, 4, and 10 seconds to allow for development of the skill. Clicking at any time will advance to the next image.
Detailed instructions are included with the preview.