Learning to write your name is something every child must do. By the end of kindergarten, many reading curriculums require students to write their name using both upper- and lowercase letters. Before a child can write her name, she will need to learn how to spell it. We offer some fun activities that assist a child in learning to spell and write his name.
Sing Your Name with a Song
Most children learn the name of the letters using a song. You can also use a song to learn how to spell a name. Using the tune of B-I-N-G-O, sing your child’s name. For example, if your child’s name is Emily, you would sing it as follows:
There was a girl
Who had a name
Was her name-o
Was her name-o.
Learn Your Name with Passwords
When applicable, select useful passwords and use your child’s first and last initial when signing on to her favorite websites. Some children may even be able to incorporate their last name. Once your child masters his first and last name, use your telephone number as a password. Passwords can assist children in memorizing important information.
Learn Your Name with Letter Games
Playing with letters also assists a child in recognizing the letters in her name. Use letter tiles to play with the letters in your child’s name. Just print the PDF file and cut out each tile/letter. Another activity is to have her match the upper and lower case letters. Encourage your child to say the letter’s name and common sound while playing with them.
Write Your Name
I always like to state the obvious. Use our sentence strips and have your child practice writing her name as well as the upper and lower case letters of the alphabet. Also consider using chalk or string – anything that makes learning fun!
Learn Your Name Game
We are surrounded by letters so playing the name game is free and fun. Pick a letter in your child’s name and have her look for it in a magazine or the newspaper. If you are in a car, have her look for it on a sign or license plate.