Kindergarten Readiness – String up the ABC’s

One of my favorite gifts from a student is a letter name bracelet. Although stringing beads is definitely a craft for older kids who have outgrown the tendency to put everything in the mouth, it should be done with careful adult supervision just in case. Pick up some beads at a craft store and start stringing. Children can make their name or someone else’s or a special wish or word.  An entire alphabet might make a whole necklace. Seeing, sorting and hunting for letters all contribute to letter knowledge. Saying them while looking at or for them links names and shapes. Putting beads together in a meaningful way, contributes to the skills of using and manipulating letters. So much learning in such a simple package-beads!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.