Children will play "I Spy" with letters in words displayed in their surroundings. This activity will reinforce letter knowledge and letter sounds in a fun way.
While in the house, in the car, out doing errands, or in the community (somewhere with printed material displayed), introduce the activity: “We are going to play I Spy Letters. To spy something means to see something. As we play this game, we will look all around and find letters. I will go first to show you. I spy the letter ‘S.’ Do you see the letter ‘S’ anywhere?” Have your child look around until he locates the letter. If he needs help, you can give clues about where to look for it.
Then say to the child, “Now it’s your turn to pick a letter that you see.” If your child is hesitant, give him the words to say to start (“Say, ‘I spy the letter . . .’”).