Many children come to us without knowing how to write their name or if they do, many times they don't know what the letters in their name are. This is an effective intervention that addresses both! This is an absolute must for children who have or know less than ten letters in the alphabet. They need to start with the letters in their name. All you need to do is type in or write the child's name into the template. I have created templates for names up to ten letters! The child traces the letters while saying each one. Next, the child writes it and says it. From there, the child builds it (with letter cards or magnetic letters (not included) and lastly, the child covers the name, writes it and says it.
I used Fonts for Teachers so that I had options with arrows and lines but it is not necessary that you purchase the set. However, it can be bought HERE
Next part of this intervention is the name puzzle. Again you write or type the child's name onto the template to have as a model. You would make a second copy that you would cut up in front of the child. First, you cut in two parts. The child mixes up the two pieces and puts it together correctly, using the model as a guide. Then, you cut it into thirds, then fourths and so on until all the letters are cut individually. Each tie you cut it, you mix it up and the child uses a model to put it back together, saying each letter as they go. After this has been done, the letters can go into an envelope and with daily practice under the guidance of an adult, the child will mix up the letters and put it back together until they no longer need a model.
I have had great success with this intervention and I know you will too!
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