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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.
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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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