Introducing the Letter D to Toddlers and Preschoolers

It’s never too early to introduce letters and the sounds they make.  My granddaughter just turned two and so far, most of the times I ask her what a letter is, she says “B” since her name begins with B.  If ever I want to show her off, I point to a B and say, “what letter is this?”  She is sure to answer B!

For two years olds, I just introduce the letter and information and whatever she gets is fine.  Brodey is four years old so he knows all of the letters and most of their sounds but I like to keep reviewing.  I think it’s good to work on a letter for several days or even a week.

Brinley just had a birthday so I incorporated some of her new toys that start with the letter D like these doctor toys.

She also received a Daniel tiger book about a visit to the doctor that we all read and discussed.

Since their mom was working later hours that day, and daddy was helping a coworker, I was with them later than usual.  We took advantage of the time to go out in the dark.  

 WE made some homemade play dough, since Brodey is a play dough  fanatic.

Here is the recipe we used:  

Homemade Playdough

Homemade Playdough


  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 cups salt
  • 4 Tbsp cream of tarter
  • 4 cups of water with food coloring in it
  • 2 Tbsp oil


  1. Mix all ingredients in a pot and heat over medium, stirring constantly until stiff.
  2. Let it cool and knead.
  3. You could add an essential oil or extract.

On another day we did some digging in the dirt. 


We read the Daniel Tiger books again along with some dog and dinosaur books.  

Dancing is a free, spontaneous D activity, just put on some music and soon everyone will be dancing!

The more you have the letter D on your mind, the more ideas you will come up with.  You will notice foods, toys, and books that begin with that letter.







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