Alphabet and shape fun
4 - 6 years
Everyday ways to help your child with literacy and numeracy
Developed in partnership with Education Services Australia
Is your child still learning their letters, numbers, shapes and colours? Grab a magazine, catalogue or picture book, and help them practise with ideas like these:
- find words that begin with a certain letter
Can you find a word for every letter of your name?
You learnt 's' at school this week. Let's find words that begin with 's'.
- find pictures of things that start with a certain sound or letter
Can you find anything that begins with the 'h' sound? Hhhhh ... I see a hat, a head and a hand. What letter makes the 'h' sound?
- count things
How many children are in this photo?
Is there a picture with seven things?
- read numbers
Let's find all the numbers up to ten. Can you find a '1'? Great, how about a '2'?
How many '8's are there on this page?
- find different shapes
There are lots of rectangles on this page. How about triangles?
- find colours
Mum's favourite colour is green. Are there any green fruits in this ad?