We just got this new Melissa & Dog upper and lower case puzzle in (courtesy of our ABC Crafts Materials link!) and just as I suspected, there's more than one way to put a puzzle together! Check out this info!
Use Location Words
· “B goes in the top row.”
· Or describe where letters go according to the location of other letters your child is very familiar with. “I goes next to J.”
Use “I spy…” I spy an elephant. Letter E goes with the /e/ /e/ /e/ elephant. Can you find the elephant that goes with letter e?
Use Lower Case –Can you
match the big E with the little e?”
Use the Puzzle Board – to trace the shapes of the letters. While tracing, have your child say the letter name and it’s sound. “C. C says /k/ /k/ /k/ as in cat.”
Use the Puzzle Pieces – to trace the letter shapes. This also develops those fine motor skills needed for writing.