Playful Learning Letter Investigators

Letters, words, and names are everywhere! The first step of learning the alphabet is recognizing the lines that make up the letters. Looking for lines in the environment and with play materials not only builds awareness but also builds important skills like visual discrimination and understanding that letters form words. We explore horizontal lines we call “sleeping lines”, vertical lines we call “standing lines”, leaning lines, and curve lines which help children understand the letters’ spatial orientation.