Developmentally appropriate Valentine literacy centers for the preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom! This resource is perfect for all developmental and cognitive levels of early childhood. The centers are fun, engaging, and offer challenges and reinforcement of basic skills.
This resource is set up with 3 levels of developmentally appropriate Beginning Sounds and Letter centers for the early childhood classroom. Every class is different, every student is different, so this resource gives you the option of starting out slowly, building on what your students know, and offering a challenge as skills are mastered.
Level 1: Letters & Sounds 2-part Puzzles
This beginning level will introduce that each letter has a sound. Each self-correcting puzzle has a lowercase letter on one part of the puzzle and 3 beginning sound pictures on the connecting piece. There are 2 ways to work this center…find the beginning sounds pictures to match the letter, or find the letter to match the beginning sounds pictures on the larger piece.
Level 2: Sound & Clip
This activity builds on the first by including 3 letter choices for each beginning sounds picture. Students must know the sound of each letter pictured to figure out which best matches the beginning sound of the picture. This takes a good working knowledge of letter sounds.
Level 3: Letters & Sounds: Match the Letter!
This activity builds on the first two, but adds the element of finding the correct letter to match the beginning sound pictures from the entire alphabet. The use of manipulatives and finding the letter on their own increases the difficulty and the knowledge needed to complete this activity. This activity may need a lot of guidance at first, but will be easily done independently as skill levels increase.
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