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In this activity, children will work on recognizing beginning letters of words and will find corresponding plastic letter to build basic letter knowledge.
Small group or one on one
If working in a small group, have teacher or therapist inside the “U” and the students on the outside. If working one-on-one, child can sit on the inside of the “U.”
Rather than focusing on letters, you can modify this activity to have students work on number identification and matching. There are no number labels on the Language Builder Cards, so this must be done in advanced. Using a sticky-note, label the cards with numbers 1-5, or 1-10 if child is ready. Using plastic numbers, student must place the plastic number on the corresponding number on the language builder cards.
If they are ready to start building number, switch out the plastic number for counters (teddy bear, cubes, or whatever is around). Students need to place the number of counters on the U-Play mat that is designated by the number on the Language Builder Card.
Lindsey Dunn received her BS in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Austin with a specialization in literacy and teaching English as a second language. After graduating, she began teaching in an inclusive kindergarten setting in Katy Independent School District, a leader in educational technology implementation. During her time as a teacher, Lindsey worked on modifying various educational technologies to meet the range of needs of her younger learners. In 2013 she completed her Ed.M at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a focus in Technology, Innovation, and Education. Following her time at Harvard, she completed a graduate school fellowship with Education Pioneers, a program geared towards training leaders to transforms the education section. As an Education Pioneer Fellow, Lindsey worked with STEMscopes, a science curriculum publisher, based out of Rice University in Houston Texas. During her summer she facilitated over eighty-five prekindergarten through twelfth grade teachers through the training and development of a new curriculum based on the Next Generation Science Standards. Lindsey has also consulted with large educational publishers and video game designers on effective learning design.