Disclosure: I am a blog ambassador for Lakeshore Learning and am compensated for my work. I received the product free of charge, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.
Kids learn alphabet letters at different rates. Most kids need a lot of different multi-sensory activities to learn the alphabet letters.
Learning letters doesn’t occur in a straight line from A to Z. Students learn from repeated exposure over time and they learn letters at their own pace. It may only take 1 day for a child to learn the letter A but 50 different exposures for another child. I love having different resources and tools for teaching alphabet letters. One of my favorite ways is with this Construct-A-Letter Activity Center from Lakeshore Learning.
This activity center is great because it allows kids to explore and create letters in a fun way! This product comes with a burlap-covered foam board that children can make letters on. They can use straight and curved pieces and plastic nails to construct a letter.
The alphabet cards show the child which pieces they need to make the letter.
I love the toy hammer that comes with this set. It is slightly weighted, which makes it sturdy for hammering in plastic nails, which are similar to golf tees. I will note that you may need to push the nails in with your hands at first to get it started. My 3-year-old niece had a blast constructing different alphabet letters! She really enjoyed the challenge!
The Construct-A-Letter Activity Center would be great to use as a literacy center in a preschool or kindergarten classroom. It would also be great to use at home for letter practice. I love that this also helps develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and engineering skills.
The Construct-A-Letter Activity Center includes the following:
- foam hammering board
- plastic hammer
- 26 alphabet construction cards
- 36 plastic nails
- 8 large straight builders
- 8 medium straight builders
- 10 small straight builders
- 7 large curved builders
- 4 medium curved builders
- 3 small curved builders
This activity center will last you a long time and I guarantee your students will love it! Head over to Lakeshore Learning HERE and check it out today!