Mercedes' absolutely favorite thing to do right now is to play with her box of plastic animals. I want to find ways to turn the things she loves into fun lessons for her. I pulled out the Alphabet Bingo chart from when we were growing up (you could easily make one of these charts with a piece of poster board, a marker and a ruler). I let her pick out animals and we find the letter each animal starts with.
Mercedes LOVES this game. Ever since I introduced it to her, it's all she wants to do.