Name Recognition

Name Recognition – A Proud Achievement

Recently I mentioned how proud we are that our son was writing his own name. To do this he first had to recognise the letters, then copy them, and then remember them to write them without looking. Being such a visual learner we like to ensure there are plenty of words visually around in his environment. Research shows that most learning is done without even trying to remember things. This is why learning through play is so important.

Writing his Name

I am really proud to say that today my son managed (with help) to write his name with all the letters the right way round! (Without looking at a visual reminder).

writing name

Not only that his one-to-one support worker looked like she wanted to cry with happy tears yesterday, as she told me how he had written (copied what she wrote) two whole sentences!!!!

We have been playing with things such as letter stickers and shaving foam to help with his letter recognition at home. What letter activities do you do to help your child?

What things have your children achieved – no matter how big or small?

20 thoughts on “Name Recognition

  1. My little one loves to eat so I make biscuits in the shape of numbers and letters. It is amazing how he can say the names of each letter when they arrive in biscuit form! Congratulations to your amazing little learner for writing his own name without a prompt, a very proud moment indeed x

  2. Oh what a proud moment!

    Our favourite was foam letters in the bath, she’d spend hours finding me the letters I called out and spelling simple words on the side of the bath.

  3. My 3 yo just wrote her name for the first time, I can definitely identify with feeling so proud! WHat a fab kickstarter campaign x

  4. Oh how fantastic, what an acheivement!

    E did some amazing explanation homework, and R made a powerpoint. Very proud Mum.

  5. How wonderful! T has recently started moving the letter magnets on the fridge to match up pairs which I was chuffed with this week. It’s so lovely when they surprise you.

  6. Fabulous news, one of my little ladies has such difficulty with letter recognition, you’ve made me realise we ought to have more visual words around for her to see. Thanks, Mich x

  7. It’s great when kids reach an educational milestone.The name blocks would definitely help my youngest as she’s under achieving with her reading and writing.

  8. This is fantastic, what a great puzzle. A great way to encourage a love of letters. Ethan loves letters, we have started watching countdown ;0).

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)

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