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.