Want to build and develop that sense of belonging for your little ones in your classroom (or maybe assist with name recognition at home?) And build on those literacy foundations too? Well, name recognition activities will help with that!
Let me explain a little more!
Name recognition activities will allow them to recognise their name visually and they’ll begin to connect letter sounds and the visual look of that letter together, which will assist them when they begin to read! You’ll often hear squeals of “that’s the letter in my name!!”
They need to recognise their name to find their drink bottle, bag, lunchbox, desk plate!!
It gives them exposure to phonics concepts, and some more complex spelling patterns.
You can begin to explore patterns in our names, such as vowel and consonant relationships – and examine how many vowels each name has (and sorting) or even those that start with a vowel or a consonant. This builds on early mathematical concepts too!
And it allows the kids to have a meaningful, hands-on activity with words.
Do you have any name recognition activities in your room? Maybe you could add the Class Name Tree activity to yours!