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Letters, words, and numbers in your daycare environment

We all want to create stimulating and attractive environments for the little ones we welcome in our daycare. Often, we choose material related to our current theme. The experiences, likes and dislikes, and needs of the children in our group inspire us.


However, are tools and objects that promote reading and writing present elsewhere than in our reading corners? Here are a few ideas that will introduce children to letters and encourage them to have fun with words throughout your daycare:

  • Flyers from a variety of different stores (jewellery, eyeglasses, furniture).
  • Agendas (with months and dates).
  • Receipt booklets.
  • Small notepads used to write prescriptions.
  • Oversized calendar (on a wall or on a table).
  • Telephone books (set near a telephone).
  • Magazines or flyers with pictures of cars or houses for sale.
  • Business cards.
  • Computer keyboard.
  • Typewriter.
  • File folders.
  • Binders with loose leaf paper.
  • Stamps (with words or letters) and stamp pads.
  • Chalkboard with chalk.
  • Napkins with words printed on them.
  • Aprons with words printed on them.
  • Menus.
  • Magazines.
  • Empty household product containers (juice, cereal, shampoo, etc.).
  • Postcards.
  • Grocery store flyers along with notepads children can use to write their grocery list.
  • Word flashcards.
  • Posters.

I hope these ideas will inspire you to play with words!


In conclusion, be a good example for the children in your group.

  • Let them see you prepare your grocery list.
  • When the phone rings, write messages on a notepad.
  • Write pretend prescriptions when you play doctor with them.

Introduce words in the games you play with your group as often as possible.


Marie-Josée Thibert is not responsible for the content of this article. The information mentioned in this article is the responsibility of the author. shall not be held responsible for any litigation or issues resulting from this article.


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