Teaching My Toddler | The Letter N

N is for nest, night, and ninja. It has been a little hard to keep up with teaching my little one the past few weeks, but hopefully we can get back to work, I love watching her learn and her excitement about all the letters is so fun!

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The Letter N Booklist

The Night World by Mordicai Gerstein- I really enjoyed this beautiful book about what the world looks like at night just before the sun illuminates it. And when the sun comes out the colors are beautiful.

Ninja by Arree Chung- This is a cute story about a brother that dresses up and becomes and ninja and he sneaks through the house to obtain some cookies and milk. It is a fun book.

Once Upon a Northern Night by Jean E. Pendziwol- This book is really beautiful. The words are lovely and paint a beautiful picture and the illustrations are perfect for the book.

The Letter N Printables

This week we have The Letter N Notecard and The Letter N Do-a-Dot.

The Letter N Activity

This week for our activity we made a little night scene. One piece of black paper and hand cut stars and a moon made a perfect little activity for my two year old to paste together.

 

Teaching My Toddler | The Letter M

The letter M is my favorite letter. I don’t know if everyone feels this way but I think M has been my favorite letter since childhood since my name starts with the letter M. M is for moon, and monsters, and monkeys.

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The Letter M Booklist

Love Monster by Rachel Bright-One of my favorite books, I love this cute monster and how he struggles to find his place in the world, and finds a great friends along the way.

If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff- Classic books, and a perfect addition for learning about the letter M.

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires- This book is so cute, and I love the determination of the little girl as she tries to make the most magnificent thing!

The Moon Inside by Sandra V. Feder- This is a beautiful story with gorgeous illustrations. It is perfect for any child that is a little afraid of the dark.

Maxwell the Monkey Barber by Cale Atkinson- This is just a really fun and cute book that is a joy to read.

I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis- This book is really lovely in it’s writing and message.

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans- I remember reading and watching Madeline as a girl, and it was fun to pull it out again to share it with my daughter.

The Letter M Printables

This week we have the The Letter M Notecard and The Letter M Do-a-Dot.

The Letter M Activity

This week for our activity I drew a monster for my daughter to color in. Super simple is what we do, but she loves it and loves showing off her artwork to Dada when he gets home.

Teaching My Toddler | The Letter L

The Letter L! We are halfway there. It has been great and challenging. My daughter is learning so much so that has been awesome!

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Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen- I absolutely loved this book. It is so beautifully illustrated and I loved the story that went with it. Plus L is for Lion and Library, so it was perfect for this week.

Ladybug Girl by David Soman- This is a cute story about a little girl dressed as a ladybug, and all the adventures she goes on as Ladybug Girl!

The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney- Gorgeous illustrations and an amazing story, this wordless book was a joy to share with my little one.

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss- I feel like taking care of the environment is so important, and this story perfectly relates my feelings. I have not read it (at least recently) and I feel like it is such an important story to share with children and adults alike.

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers- Oliver Jeffers is one of my favorite authors when it comes to reading something unique or just plain silly. This was a good one.

The Letter L Printables

This week we have the Letter L Notecard and The Letter L Do-a-Dot.

The Letter L Activity

I am always looking to do something simple but meaningful. This week we learned L is for Love, so we wrote a little love letter to leave out for dad. I let my daughter color a card while I cut out the word LOVE out of paper. We glued the letters onto the card and I helped my daughter write a little note about all the things she loves about her dad. Simple and cute, my husband loved finding it when he got home from work.

Teaching My Toddler | The Letter K

I especially love the letter K. It is the first letter of my daughters name so it is one of our favorites. We had some fun stories and a great little craft this week. And as always we love our Alphabet Notecards and the Do-a-Dot Page.

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The Letter K Booklist

Love and Kisses by Sarah Wilson-This is a sweet little story about how sharing love and kisses might just make love and kisses come back to you.

Koala Lou by Mem Fox-I love this story about sweet Koala Lou. Being the oldest Koala means she got a lot of attention until the other koalas came along, she was worried about the love her mother had for her. She does her best to make her mother proud and finds out that no matter what her mom will always love her.

Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand-This is a cute simple story that went perfectly with our activity this week.

Night Knight by Owen Davey-I love this story and think it is especially perfect for little boys. I love the colors used in the illustrations and the fun storyline.

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready For Kindergarten by Joseph Slate-This story is a really fun read, and perfect for little ones who might be getting ready for kindergarten as well.

The Letter K Printables

This week we have The Letter K Notecard and The Letter K Do-a-Dot.

The Letter K Activity

This week we glued together a little kite with some simple shaped on it. I helped my daughter attach some yarn and tie some strings on it for a little decorative touch. My favorite thing is when my daughter walks around and exclaims “I mad a kite! I made a kite!” Her pride in these simple projects is so fun!

Teaching My Toddler | The Letter J

The letter J is probably one of my favorite letter, and this week was one of my favorite weeks. From hearing my daughter say “J is for Jellyfish” to making a jar of happiness, we had a great time learning about the letter J!

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The Letter J Booklist

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Jamberry by Bruce Degen-This is one of my all time favorite stories. I have loved reading it to my daughter from the beginning. It is such a cute story about a boy and his bear and their adventures through Berryland.

The Jolly Postman by Allan Ahlberg-This was my first time reading through this story and it was so fun. I love all the letters from different nursery rhyme characters.

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw-This is a fun little story that is quick and easy to read.

Journey by Aaron Becker-I love the illustrations of this beautiful wordless story. It is always fun and challenging for me to make up a story.

The Jar of Happiness by Ailsa Burrows-I love this sweet story about creating happiness and how to find happiness.

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback-This is a cool story about making something out of nothing.

The Letter J Printables

This week we have The Letter J Notecard and The Letter J Do-a-Dot.

The Letter J Activities

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This week we read the story The Jar of Happiness and then we made our own jar of happiness. I grabbed a mason jar we had in our kitchen and then had my daughter draw some pretty colors all over different sheets of paper. After she was done coloring the papers I cut them into strips and we folded them up and stuck them in the jar. With all the pretty colors how could the jar not bring happiness (I’ll tell you how, when my daughter dropped it on her toe she was not very happy :).

Teaching My Toddler | The Letter I

This week we had a great time learning about the letter I. I am constantly amazed at how quickly my daughter picks up the letters and can find them on the covers of the books. It is so fun to watch her learn and grow.

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The Letter I Booklist

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein-This silly story about a chicken who keeps interrupting during the bedtime story is a fun little read.

Brave Irene by William Steig-Though this book was pretty long, it was pretty good, and I appreciated the perseverance of Brave Irene.

Ike’s Incredible Ink by Brianne Farley-This story was fun and with the trip I on the cover I had to get it for learning the letter I.

Infinity and Me by Kate Hosford-I love this story because thinking about infinity always blows my mind a little bit, I am glad I am not the only one.

The Letter I Printables

This week we have the The Letter I Notecard and Do-a-Dot.

The Letter I Activity

Luckily the letter I week fell on my husbands birthday, so we decided to make ice cream this week. I made the ice cream base and refrigerated it then we brought out our awesome kitchen aid ice cream mixer and I had my daughter help me pour in the base. We watched it and checked on it as it got creamier. Finally we each got to taste a little before we put it into the freezer. It was fun and simple.

Teaching My Toddler | The Letter H

Another great week. When I started doing this teaching my toddler thing, I didn’t look too far into the alphabet. I had lots of ideas for the letters A, B, C, D and as I have gone on I can hardly believe how far we have made it.

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Hedgehugs by Steve Wilson- This cute story follows two hedgehog friends who try to figure out how they can hug each other. The illustrations are adorable and so is the story.

Henry Hodges Needs a Friend by Andy Andrews- I really like this story about how Henry Hodges finds a perfect friend.

In My Heart by Jo Witek- I think this book is beautifully put together and I love how all the different feelings we experience are presented. It is helpful for me and one we will continually check out again and again.

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen- This book is super silly, but I throughly enjoyed reading it. It was also the perfect book for our little activity this week.

Horton Hears A Who! by Dr. Seuss- Our Dr. Seuss book of the week. This is one of my very favorite Dr. Seuss books! I love Horton and his dedication to saving those small who’s because a person’s a person no matter how small!

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion- This book is very cute and I love how my daughter is really concerned about how Harry needs a bath towards the end of the book!

Home by Carson Ellis- This beautiful book was gifted to us recently and it is one of our favorites to read together. I love all of the different places home can be. The illustrations are my favorite.

The Letter H Printables

This week we have the Letter H Notecard and the Letter H Do-a-Dot.

The Letter H Activity

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This activity probably seems like it was thrown together at the last minute, and yes it was. In the silly story “I want my hat back” bear is looking for his red pointy hat. I thought our sloth stuffed animal looked a little like bear so we made him his own red pointy hat. I think he looked pretty cute in it!

Teaching My Toddler | The Letter G

When my daughter woke up from one of her naps this week I told her we were going to learn about the letter G. She ran into her playroom and saw the notecard for the week on the board and ran back into the room I was in and said “G is for Grapes.” I am so happy taking this time to learn with her has been such a good experience for us and that she actually learning some new things!

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The Letter G Booklist

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This week we learned about Gorillas, and Grandpas, the color Green, Gardens, Gloria, Gossie and Mother Goose.

Gossie by Olivier Dunrea- This cute book is just one of a large collection of books. Many of them have characters that start with the letter G-like Gossie, Gertie, and Gus. We checked out a couple and they were very cute.

Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann-This is a classic so we had to get it for this week while we were learning about the letter G. I love it!

Grandpa Green by Lane Smith-This book was also a double G, so it was perfect for this week. I love this sweet story told from the perspective of a little boy, and his words about his grandpa. It is a beautiful story.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker-I love the illustrations in this book and a love the cute rhymes.

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann-I love this classic and my daughter thought Gloria was so funny in each picture.

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown-I love this book about a boy who finds some small plants in the midst of a gray city and comes to care for those plants until they grow and spread.

Mother Goose– I loved sharing a few mother goose rhymes with my daughter and then letting her color a mother goose page for our activity.

The Letter G Printables

This week we have the The Letter G Notecard and Do-a-Dot Page.

The Letter G Activities

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This week we decided to keep it pretty simple. We found a cute mother goose coloring page online and I read some mother goose rhymes and then let her color. It was easy but whenever she saw the coloring page after I hung it up she would say “Mother Goose, Mother Goose!”

Teaching My Toddler | The Letter F

Another week has come and gone. I feel like the routine of learning letters has been a really good thing in our home. After nap we usually head to the playroom and my daughter starts singing the ABC’s. Then she looks at the notecard and says F is for Fox and we proceed to read a few books and do some crafts. It’s so fun.

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The Letter F Reading List

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Freight Train by Donald Crews – This classic beautiful book is an easy read and perfect for finding the letter F!

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce – I really enjoy reading this book. It is unique and of course because I love books, I loved the storyline of this book.

Flotsam by David Wiesner – This beautiful book without words has such a lovely story.

The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss – I think we always have to have a Dr. Seuss book. I checked out One fish two fish read fish blue fish but it was too long for my little one. The foot book was perfect.

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf – This is the first time I read this older book. It is pretty cute and a little funny.

Flower Garden by Eve Bunting – This is a beautiful story went with our activity for a week. I love Eve Bunting and this story was a lovely.

Forever Friends by – This cute story about a bird and a bunny who are forever friends. So cute.

The Letter F Printables
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This week I have The Letter F notecard and The Letter F Do-a-Dot.

The Letter F Activity

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I think as the weeks have progressed my activities have become so much more simple. With the first few letters it was easy to find something to make and eat. Now we are doing more paper crafts. They are so simple but my daughter loves them and finds a lot of pride in her work. The book Flower Garden by Eve Bunting was so cute, so we decided this week to just glue together a few simple flowers. It was easy and fun.