Personal Dictionary is designed to improve your little one’s letter recognition skills and initial phonemic awareness. It is a great activity to combine with other activities such as Letter of the Day.
- Pictures from Magazines
- Coloured Pencils to draw more pictures if required
- Lead Pencil
Before beginning this activity it would be advisable to purchase either a telephone/address book or an exercise book with tabs down the side as this will minimise the effort required to find each letter’s personal page.
Once you have the book you can begin by drawing the chosen letter into the centre of the page in both upper and lower case. You and your little one can then find pictures in magazines of items which start with the chosen letter. You can paste these pictures into the book and write the name of each cut out item underneath it.
If there is room on the page, or for letters which your little one has already mastered, you may wish to provide letter writing practice for the given letter. It would be best to consult the attached Letter Formation Chart to be sure you are teaching the letter construction correctly as trying to fix this after many years of incorrect formation can prove quite difficult.
Once completed your little one should be able to remember the letter much more easily or at least have an easy reference for looking it up if they need to jog their memory.