Wilmette Child Development Center's Preschool Room 112 Presents the 26 Letters of the Alphabet
Stemming from Preschool Room 112’s interest in letters and their formation, children at the Wilmette Child Development Center manipulated their bodies using gross motor skills and the bodily kinesthetic intelligence to form our own “human alphabet.” First, we examined how the letters of the alphabet are formed and determined how many people we would need for each letter. Next, children assigned themselves a portion of the letter. Through the use of an additional intelligence not commonly associated with writing, children were able to contort their bodies to truly learn the lines and curves of the letters. Many children found it difficult to make curved letters, just as writing curved letters requires additional fine motor skills. The Wilmette child care center offers infant, toddler/twos and preschool programs.