Tactile Letter Cards
Tactile letter cards are the perfect addition to teaching your child letters and letter sounds. They are better in my opinion than regular letter flashcards because your child will want to touch them, they will want to trace the shape which will make it easier for them to learn how to form the letters for writing, they will also be able to physically feel the letters which is beneficial all on its own adding another sense while learning. Before we begin, please take a moment to pin this post to your homeschool board.
Supplies To Make Tactile Letter Cards
What you will need:
- Index Cards
- School Glue
- Glitter Glue
- Colored Glue
- Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue
- Pipe Cleaners
- Glitter Pipe Cleaners
- Small Pom Poms
- Pony Beads
How to Make Tactile Letter Cards
What to do:
- First, write letters onto an index card.
- Next, cover the letter with glue. Trace it with school glue, colored glue, or glitter glue.
- If you choose to use pipe cleaners, you will want to trace the letter with hot glue and form the pipe cleaner to match your letter on top of the glue.
- Use school glue or hot glue to attach pony beads, string, or pom poms as options for designing your tactile cards.
How to Use Tactile Letter Cards
When introducing the new letter to your child, have them take the card, say the letter’s name, the sound the letter makes, and trace it with their finger. Please encourage your child to say the sound as they are tracing. You can say lay all the cards out and tell a sound and let them pick up the letter that matches. They can then take a turn saying a sound, and you find the letter that matches. Older children may want to put the letters together to make words and touch the letters as they spell out the words they make. Please encourage your children to play and enjoy their time with the letters.