Lakeshore Stickers That Make Learning Letters and Sight Words Fun!

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So many possible activities to create!

So many possible activities to create!

Just one game for spelling, alignment of letters on the baseline, and dexterity

Just one game for spelling, alignment of letters on the baseline, and dexterity

I love these letter stickers because they are so versatile.  Children that need to develop letter recognition can use them, but older children that want to spell words and write sentences can also enjoy them. They support sorting and pattern creation, two early math concepts.  The small size and the intricacy of interlocking the letters requires children to use a pincer grasp and coordinate both hands.  What more could an occupational therapist want? I posted one activity, but there are an almost infinite number of ways to use these stickers.

Uppercase letters are the first letters that preschoolers recognize and write.  These use the Zaner-Bloser font, but it is simple to explain to children who question letter formation that a computer made these letters, and the way they write their letters by hand is slightly different.  Stickers of any type are almost always appealing to young children, and the interlocking puzzle design just happens to support good letter spacing.

Some children with visual discrimination issues or poor modulation for visual sensory input work better without a huge pile of stickers to scan and sort.  You can make target spelling words or words that begin or end with a specific sound.  You may need to turn down a corner of the paper backing for the youngest children or kids with fine motor issues.  The puzzle stickers are sticky enough that they can be removed from a page and repositioned.  Finally, the paper backing is small and slippery.  Cleaning them up is great for children that need to work on grasp and awareness of what they are holding in their hands!

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