Although my tiny child is too small for "preschool", I don't think she is too small to learn. And that includes learning things like letters. I'm not set on my children reading by the time they're 3, but I think young children have a knack for learning. And since my wee one likes to color (she colored our TV green around the screen, and our walls blue...) I thought I would try to focus on one alphabet letter and 1 number every week. Here are a few things I am doing to try and introduce.
*Letter A coloring book, found here.
*Letter A treasure hunt (pretty much anywhere we go and any book we read we look for the letter A)
*A shaped cookies (actually, we're going to do brownies...yum!)
*Scripture verse Matt 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
*Practice writing the letter A
*Collage with pictures from a magazine that start with the letter A
*Play "How many do you have?" Basically a simple game where we ask "May I have one ____?" and respond "I have one ____, you may have it." Incorporates turn taking and is great for a two year old!
* Number 1 coloring sheet that I found here.
*Go on a #1 treasure hunt while we shop at the store.
*Make up a song together about number 1 (We'll probably just use a song we know and change the words.
I'm pretty excited. Any time we get bored or need something to do together, I just pull out one of these activities! How fun! I'll let you know how they go!