- Mar 16 Wed 2011 13:03
- Mar 11 Fri 2011 14:21
Choose a room in your home with your child, and look for things that begin with the letter T. You might start right in your bathroom. Point out the toothbrush, toilet, towel, and the turtle, if you have one!
Read the words in the blue labels. They all begin with the same sound, like the first sound in the word tub. What other words begin with the t sound?
- Mar 04 Fri 2011 12:10
Ask your child to draw pictures of animals that start with "S," like snakes, spiders, skunks, and squirrels. Then together cut out the pictures and glue them on one piece of paper. When you are finished creating the collage, practice making the sound of the letter "S," just like a snake!
Surprise in the Sky
Read the words in the blue labels. They all begin with the same sound, like the first sound in the word sun.
What other words begin with the s sound?
- Jan 28 Fri 2011 10:20
Prepare a breakfast for you and your child with foods that begin with the letter "O." Try eating oatmeal, a healthy omelet, or orange juice. Point out to her that the foods begin with the letter "O" and practice saying the sounds that letter "O" makes. What a great way to start the day together!
Sing along with Elmo and his friends! Then read the words in the bluelabels. They all end with the same sound, like the last sound in the word Elmo. What other words have the o sound?
- Jan 21 Fri 2011 15:51
Talk with your child about the sound the letter N makes. Then together search for things that begin with the letter N in your home. You might find a newspaper, napkin or noodles. If your child needs help getting started, encourage him to begin by pointing to his nose!
Say the words in the blue labels. They all start with the same sound, like the first sound in the word night. What other words begin with the n sound?
- Dec 17 Fri 2010 15:15
GCreate your own "I" book!
ather blank pieces of paper and staple them together. Encourage your child to write an uppercase "I" and a lowercase "i" on the cover. Then, add a picture of something that begins with the letter "I" to each page. If your child needs help thinking of "I" words, you might suggest an iron, igloo or ice cream!
Iguanas on Ice
Read the blue labels. The letter i can make the sound that begins the word ice or the sound that begins the word insect. What other words begin with an i sound?
- Dec 02 Thu 2010 15:58
- Nov 19 Fri 2010 11:08
Together with your child, look through magazines and newspapers for things that begin with the letter F. Help her cut out each picture and glue or tape the images to a large, blank piece of paper. Label your collage by writing the letter "F" at the top of the page.
Read the blue labels. All the words begin with the same letter, like the first letter in the word fall. What other words begin with f?
- Nov 12 Fri 2010 13:32
When you're in the car or walking around outside, look for the letter E on store or street signs. Encourage your child to find the letter E in words such as "Enter" and "Exit." How many letter E's can you find altogether?
The E family especially loves to eat. Read the blue labels. The letter e can make different sounds, like the
first sound in the word elephant or the word eat. Use your ears to hear the difference!
- Nov 02 Tue 2010 16:23
Every day, your child sees words all around him. Help him learn that words are made up of letters, and that letters are symbols for sounds. Use the tips and videos to open up the wide world of words for your child.
Names Are Made of Letters
Encourage your child to notice that letters are the building blocks of words. Start by placing a printed alphabet around the room. Say each letter with your child as you point to it. Try cutting out the letters of your child's name, and ask her to color the letters. Hang the designed name somewhere in her room. From time to time, give examples of words that begin with the letters that make up her name, especially the letter her name starts with.