As a newbie to homeschooling, I've been on the hunt for any resources that would aid in his learning during his preschool year. I found a set of alphabet cards that were not only cute but resourceful.
The complimentary bound and perforated postcards I received from “Blogging for Books” served an unintended purpose. But first let me tell you the intended purposes:
- To display the Alphabet characters in accordion style.
- To detach, complete the prompt and mail as postcards to friends and family.
- To find the hidden letter within each wee little animal.
The little guy and I actually did hunt for the hidden letter on each card. We then took it a further step. While working on his alphabet recognition during homeschool, I would have him grab the bound postcards and find the letter that matched the day's letter. We then discussed the animal on the postcard and read a book about that animal. It has been quite a learning adventure. What made it more of an adventure to the eyes and brain were the unusual shapes the animals were illustrated in. We are almost through the alphabet. While I would like to send the postcards out, as intended, I'm almost certain the little guy will want to repeat runs through the alphabet post cards.
The postcards are sturdy enough to mail, or in our case, reference over and over with little, and sometimes rough, hands.