I have been working with Kenzie on her sounds. She knows her upper case letters and most of her lower case, but continuing to build familiarity is important. We have also been focusing more on knowing her letter sounds. She is picking it up, which will give her a wonderful foundation for reading. I always try and make learning fun around here. They’re still young, and I’m not one of those moms that wants to push it so that they don’t enjoy learning. Since I tutored privately, I have tons of learning games up my sleeves that help trick kids into learning. They are having so much fun that they don’t even realize there is purpose behind it. I hope you’ll look back under the “activities” to explore some of our past ideas for making learning fun. I will link a few here to make life easier for you. Here are ones we’ve done in the past:
2. Word Ladder
…there are a lot more, so do make sure to look back.
For Magnet Letter Fishing, I just added a paper clip to the end of a string that was tied to a rod (well, a musical recorder in our case). I then took all of our refrigerator magnets and put them in this box. Whatever they caught, they had to say the name of the letter and the sound(s) it makes. They had a lot of fun. Abby took it a step further and started making words with what she had caught.
We sing “This old man came rolling home” in the tub with Ash and she has to find each number that goes along with the next verse. (We have bath tub numbers and letters) Gabe made a suggestion that tonight we sing “This old man” but make her find letters and we say the sounds of the letters when we sing. He loves the game just as much even though he is at a 3rd grade reading level already lol
I am going to try your game too, sounds fun!
This sounds like so much fun, Amanda. Thanks for telling me about it.
Wow! Your daughter has amazing reading skills already! Great job Mom! My kids are both in french immersion in school, and although their whole school day is in French….they both learned to read English first as it came more naturally. Have a lovely week! Angie xo
That’s amazing. So cool that they will be bilingual. Abby is catching on to reading quite easily. It’s really fun to watch. Thanks for sharing.
we love using these same letters for learning activities! we’ll have to try this soon! thanks so much for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!
The just wanted to keep going with it. We had fun.
This is such a cute idea. Love it! I am now following you on GFC. I would love for you to visit, follow back and maybe even link up on my linky party.
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Definitely following along. i wanted to try that flag cake. You did such a great job. It’s going to be so much fun to be following along and seeing all of your cakes as well as your other fabulous ideas. So glad we found each other.