NORWAY – Teachers at the Child Health Center’s Norway Preschool have found a way to bring the alphabet to life for the prekindergarten children – the alphabet is presented with hands-on activities. The teachers have put their heads together to present the children an experience they can associate with their letters.

Most recently, when the Q and K were presented, a small part of the classroom was transformed into the “Q & K” Kingdom. With a large piece of cardboard, some paint and colored paper, a castle was built and the children were given a place where their imagination could transform them into the king and queen of the castle.

They don their capes and crowns to sit at a table set for tea or pretend to be the royalty of the kingdom. Through this experience the letters Q and K become associated with king and queen and can be remembered through a fun association.

The Child Health Center is a nonprofit organization striving to improve the health and well being of children and their families. The center is located in Norway with branch offices in Auburn and Rumford. For more information, call 743-7035 in Norway or 782-5437 in Auburn.

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