Lowercase Alphabet Stamps assist with early literacy
Let’s face it, kids are obsessed with stamps-even from a young age. So why not use their natural fascination to give them a head start in life? There are hundreds of stamping activities these uppercase and lowercase alphabet stamps could be used for such as:
-matching the uppercase with the lowercase alphabet stamps
-stamp a letter and draw/paste pictures that start with that letter
-learning to spell the Most Frequent Words, one’s name and other words in an enticing manner. This could be done by copying words from books or flashcards
-practising tracing the letter after stamping
-imprinting the letters into play dough
Why our uppercase and lowercase alphabet stamps are perfect for kids
Too often children have not yet developed the appropriate fine motor skills to hold small stamps without getting ink all over their fingers and we all know what messy fingers leads to. Keep the activity fun and keep your own sanity as our uppercase and lowercase letters comprise of a large knob which kids can hold onto. Beneath the handle is a clear safeguard further protecting little fingers but also allowing your child full viewing of the printing process.
Additionally due to unrefined fine motor skills kids struggle to correctly control a pencil to form letters. These uppercase and lowercase alphabet stamps provide a means of writing yet eradicate the awful frustration of putting pen to paper.
Our uppercase and lowercase letters are also easy to clean and come in a great storage case so you will always know where they are.
The importance of lowercase letters
It is common for parents to have their child’s academic interests at heart and begin exposing children to letters, words and sounds well before they enter school. Sadly however lowercase letters are frequently overlooked in favour of uppercase letters. Many children arrive to school able to write their names however all in capital letters. With lowercase letters predominately used throughout the English language it is vital that kids have plenty of opportunity to see and use such letters.
Whether it be in the home or the classroom these uppercase and lowercase alphabet stamps are simply a must for promoting a love for literacy. For more fun literacy resources such as Dear Little Letterbox, Story Stones and Eye Spy Bags please view the Sweet Elephants website.