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At the beginning of the school
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To help with this concept, I have two favorite books to read. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom for letters and Chicka Chicka 1,2,3 for numbers. Both books are so catchy and will have your kids and is a great way to help introduce the concept.
Free Printable Letters and Numbers Sort
To help reinforce the concept of letter and number discrimination I made a free printable letters and numbers sort that can be used during either math, ELA, or both for the students to practice.
Simply download and print the printable. Add letters and number manipulatives and you’re ready to go. I used magnetic letters and numbers and also mini eraser letters and numbers found in the Target Dollar Spot section. Foam letters and numbers would work great as well.
Not only are the students getting to practice differentiating letters and numbers, but they are also getting to work on their fine motor skills as well.
You can download the free printable letters and numbers sort below.
If you’re looking for more fun ideas to go along with the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, you may want to check out our literacy snack idea that we did to go along with the book.
Or our free printable alphabet tree to help learn the letters and practice writing them.
What are some of your favorite ways to teach about number and letter differentiation?
See you next time!
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