Looking for a great gift for a young child? How about a fun toy that will also help promote early literacy skills?
Here are a few recommendations:
Edushape Textured Brightly Colored Foam Building Blocks
- Blocks for
building that are soft enough to not cause a bruise when Johnny and
Sally decide to start throwing them!
Kid O Magnatabs
– There are several to choose from: Capital and Lower case letters in both print and cursive and numbers 0-9.
Melissa & Doug Beginning Pattern Blocks
– Featuring ten colorful
wooden patterns of familiar objects and 30 shape pieces to replicate the
pictures, this is a great puzzle for preschoolers and early elementary
Giant Alphabet Stampers
– Children can stamp a note or make a card using these giant alphabet stamps!
Melissa & Doug Stack and Sort Board
– A wooden pattern and counting
toy, this is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers just learning their
shapes and numbers.
– Made for smaller hands Duplos are Legos that are much larger than the popular original building toy.
Early literacy skills are developed through more than just activities
involving letters and words. Toys that use patterns and spark
imagination and creativity all aid in increasing a child’s pre-reading