What’s in a Name?

Having a photocopier makes teaching a child so much simpler than when my children were young. Here is a quick and simple way to use lacing letters to help a child learn his or her name.

Tape the letters down on a piece of paper and photocopy it.

You may have to glue several pieces of paper together depending on the length of your child’s name. Cut out the letters and mount them on stiff paper.

Your child puts the plastic letters on top of the paper image as if completing a jigsaw puzzle.


If you have already taught your child to orally spell their name using my singing technique, now is a good time to teach them to touch each letter as they sing it.

 Click here to buy Hooper Humperdink? Not Him!

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes and Hooper Humperdink, Not Him! (Reviewed here) by Dr. Seuss  are great follow-up or introductory books to this activity.

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