She'll love coloring a picture with her name.
Forget those lists of sight words. The first word your child is likely to learn is her own name. After all, she sees it everywhere, from the sign on her wall to the name tag on her water bottle. Get crafty and create coloring pages that feature her name to reinforce the concept.
1Download a bubble font to print your child's name. Most bubble fonts have white space in the middle, so your child can easily color in her name. Set the paper to landscape so that more letters can fit across the page and adjust the font size to fill the page.
2Draw your child's name. If you have a fairly steady hand, or a child who's young enough not to notice when things aren't perfect, you can write your own bubble letters on the paper. To keep the last few letters from squishing to fit, plan things out before you start writing, ensuring proper letter spacing.
3Choose a dotted font to help your child learn to write. Older children may be interested in learning to write their names. Think of the classic writing pages you used in school when learning to write. You can download fonts like this to create a writing practice sheet with your child's own name. She can then color and draw pictures around it.
4Use the "photocopy" option in Photoshop to transform a regular picture into a coloring page with your own photo. Choose a clear picture of your child's face, then place her name underneath the photo.
- Though your child might enjoy seeing her name in print, coloring letters can get a bit boring. Use clip art to add in pictures of things she likes around her name to spice things up.