Growing Readers: Tracing Letters

growingreaderspngAt “Growing Readers” storytime, I lead a group storytime filled with literacy activities for the first half hour of the program. Afterwards, the kids go to activity tables staffed by teen volunteers to play and do more activities. Each storytime has five different activity tables. I spend my time floating around and talking to parents/caregivers about early literacy. Through the table activities (and my guidance), I hope that parents learn tips on how to work with their young readers and how literacy is so much more than just reading. The kids just see the activities as fun!

Table Activity: Tracing Letters
Every Child Ready to Read Skill: Writing

At this table, kids were able to work on writing by tracing the guide letters. These letters were purchased at Lakeshore Learning and are for use with dry-erase markers.


The kids enjoyed the letters and working on their writing skills. I had one boy who spent the whole time at this table, determined to do every single letter.

4 comments on “Growing Readers: Tracing Letters

  1. Elizabeth
    November 13, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    I had been thinking of programming for beginning readers for a while, but everything had not quite come together yet. You are doing just the kinds of things that I was thinking of. So, after talking to my director we are in the midst of putting together a program. I really look forward to future posts! Thanks for all that you do!

    • Katie
      November 17, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

      Thank you for reading! I’m truly grateful that people find these posts useful!

  2. Michelle
    November 13, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    Great idea!

    • Katie
      November 17, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

      Dry erase markers are crazy amounts of fun!

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