Adult and child playing with playdough

Playdough Letter Sounds

Learning Goals: Literacy, Letter Sounds, Letter Names, Forming Letters

    • As part of an educator-led centre, children can use playdough to form the letter that corresponds with the letter on their placemat. Children can practice uppercase and lowercase letters using playdough to fit the stencils on the placemat.
    • Students can practice naming each letter and learn words that start with that initial phoneme, supporting their phonemic awareness.
    • Students can work on various letters or the centre can be set up with a particular focus, such as vowel sounds.
    • The educator and child are both directing the play; the educator guides the child towards achieving a specific goal through the play activity (i.e. form letters, practice letter names and sounds), yet how the activity is completed is determined by the child.
Literacy

We are the Play Learning Lab, run by Dr. Angela Pyle at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto.

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Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study

45 Walmer Road, Room 320
Toronto, ON M5R 2X2

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