Fishing for Letters

I rotate out toys on a weekly basis in our playroom.  It’s an inexpensive way of keeping things fresh.  I got the idea here.  My original idea was that I would rotate things out as a surprise–do it while they were sleeping, but the boys found my “stash” that I thought I had hidden really well.  Now they help me do it each week on Sunday nights while my husband is leading a high school small group.

So, as we are rotating out our LeapFrog magnetic sets, they came across the upper and lower case magnetic sets, as you can see.  ALuv had his eyes on the magnetic letters and NJoy’s were on the colorful ABC foam puzzle (I got free at MOPS–Mothers Of Preschoolers).  ALuv pulled out the fishing pole my husband made me years ago when I taught school and the Pampered Chef collapsible bowl.

They sat there for at least 30 minutes together.  They got all the letters in order first.  While ALuv “fished” out the letters, they would say the name of the letter and NJoy would sort them onto the foam letters, which some occasional help from big brother.  I love it when kids initiate their own learning.  VERY COOL!

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