Learning boxes work to form the habit of independent play and learning to condition a toddler and preschooler for formal education.

When our younger two children were younger, I'd love offering them a variety of learning boxes that would mix play and learning together in different ways to build recognition of the alphabet.  

The Alphabet Title Learning Box is a second learning box that I created that offered hours of independent play and learning over a school year, allowing me time to teach my dependent children.

Alphabet Tile Learning Box:

  1. Decide if you want to use scrabblesplastic tiles or magnetic tiles when putting together your learning box
  2. Print and laminate the free Learning Box Bead Strips
  3. Be sure to have smaller storage bins for ease to get out and to take care of – one for the printables and one for the tiles
  4. Find a central location to store your growing collection of learning boxes
Alphabet Tiles Learning Box to form the habit of independent play and learning so you can teach dependent learners in your homeschool.

Here is how to you teach your preschooler to use the alphabet tile learning box:

Pull out a few tiles at a time for the first time you are introducing this learning box.

Go over the printables that you are using for this activity. If you start with the alphabet, just beginning with one strip to encourage focus and accomplishment.

Put the first tile on the space that matches the tile.

Step back and allow your child to learn through hands-on learning.

Add more tiles and more strips as the child becomes more accomplished.

You may want to also give them a challenge to see how fast they can fill all the strips for one activity. By doing this challenge, you'll give your child a lesson of self-comparison to determine progress for themself, instead of comparing themselves to others. 

Learning Box Bead Strips to be used with Alphabet Beads to form the habit of independent play and learning so you can teach dependent learners in your homeschool.