We use Before Five in a Row as our core preschool program.
One of the Before Five in a Row selections- our current book though we haven't done much with it yet.
Another favorite Before book that J3 has not done yet. I have the Fold n Learn for this one which has some fun alphabet activities.
One of J3's birthday presents (his birthday is next Wednesday) is a set of upper and lower case alphabet sand molds from Learning Resources. I found them at Rainbow Resource. Of course!
Frig Phonics- lots of leap frog fun here. I especially like the letter dance J3 does along with it.
Word wammer is fun. You put letters in order to make three letter words and it says the word. And in case you are wondering there are certain three letter words that the Word Wammer claims not to know. Dan checked. I laughed.
This is the third in the Letter Factory series- good ol' magic E. We don't have the 3 letter word video- yet.
This is the way J3 learned his letter sounds. Hands down. Good stuff. I just get to have fun practicing with him and reinforcing those skills.
Leapster games- J3 loves them!
This is a great for letter sounds and recognition. J3 is still working on mastering the game.
- puzzles- floor puzzles, trains, pair puzzles with upper and lower case or letter sounds
- letter tiles by Learning Resources
- letter bingo
- letter fishing both a home made game and the Discovery Toys game
- learning wrap up
- playdough ABC cutters
- preschool activities in a bag- lots of them revolve around letters (I'm awaiting the results of an exchange for the second book so I'll be getting a whole new set soon)
- Boggle, Jr.
- Bananagrams- we use these with a little dump truck to scoop and talk about the letters and find them
- Scrabble, Jr.
- Scrabble- any game with letters tiles can be a good time for a preschooler. Who says you have to follow the rules?
- chicka chicka boom boom- have you made that coconut tree? We have! I think it's time to do it again soon...
- Leapfrog word caterpillar
- Wilson cookie cutter alphabet