As a former Pre-Kindergarten teacher and now stay-at-home mommy of 2 boys and a sweet baby girl, many people ask me how they can be implementing educational concepts in the lives of their young children at home before they enter school. Instead of trying to come up with a quick list of ideas off the top of my head to answer these questions, I have decided to put all of my lessons into this blog. I, along with so many other parents, want to be purposeful at home with my children and make the most of the time I have with them.
I hope that this blog can help, encourage, and inspire you to work with your kiddos and
get involved in the learning process! The benefits will be endless,
and the moments you share together will be priceless! As Dr. Seuss once said,
"The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!"

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wacky Word Wednesday: Letter Sound Plate from What Did You Do Today

* To review the sounds that each letter makes
* To search for things that start with each letter of the alphabet

* Paper Plate
* Marker
* Scissors

* I found this idea on Pinterest from What Did You Do Today? . The lesson calls for your child to search for letters; however, I changed it a little and had Sawyer search for things that started with each letter instead of just looking for the actual written letter.  Do what is appropriate for your child's age and level. This is a great way to review the sounds of the letters and have children use critical thinking skills to match letter sounds with different objects.

* Write the letters of the alphabet around the rim of a paper plate, and then make small cuts in between each letter.

* Go on a walk or take a drive and hunt for things that start with each letter.  When your child has found something, have them flip the letter over.

* We made it back home with finding something for all of the letters.  For an extension, ask your child to recall the objects they found for each letter.  This is a fun little memory check!

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