When our daughter was first born we lived 1.5 hours away from both sides of our family. Because of my husband’s busy work schedule we weren’t able to see our families as often as we’d like. Of course this made me sad. It’s not easy when kids live far away from family! We value family time and although we couldn’t spend face to face time with grandparents we wanted to teach our toddler who everyone was. That is why we created this toddler name recognition activity.
Then we she did see family she would recognize their faces and names. This name game is so easy to make and your toddler will love learning more about her family!
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We created this velcro name game to teach our toddler family members names. It’s especially helpful if your kids live far away from family. You could also add their photo to the board so they can begin to learn their own name and build name recognition. This toddler name activity is super easy and anyone can do it.
Toddler Face & Name Recognition Activity
In order to make your own customized face and name recognition activity you will need the following supplies:
First I created the document with the pictures and names in Microsoft word. Then I saved the file to my flash drive and drove to Staples. We were able to get the pictures printed and laminated for under $5. After we got home I cut out the pictures from one of the laminated sheets.
Next, it was time to add the velcro. I cut the scotch fastener in half so it wasn’t as big and it wouldn’t cover the faces. I attached the velcro to both photos and we were finished.
It is kind of like a puzzle because our toddler has to look at the faces and see where the match is on the original board. Then when she places the picture on the right spot I say the name of the person.
We ended up using this name recognition activity with both our children! It was a fun way to learn more about family members and our kids really seemed to enjoy pointing out their grandparents.
Do your kids live far away from family?
How do you stay connected? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
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