this is an activity that i thought about when i taught preschool before Bear was born. i wasn't able to get enough miLK cApS for the names of the 20-some kiddos. neeedless to say, it sort of fell by the wayside. so i decided to revive it to help Bear develop his literacy skills.
after i'd save enough milk caps i labeled each one with the alphabet in uPPeRCaSe and LoWeRcASe. initially, i wrote the letters out on a piece of paper and place it in front of him to see what he would do. after surveying the materials i gave him, he instinctively began matching the caps to the corresponding letters on the paper.
it didn't take long for him to master this. so i switched it out with a loWeRCasE alphabet sheet and milk caps.
i'm making woRD shEEtS of common words that Bear can relate to for us to use with these next. as soon as i get them done, i'll post them.