Monthly Archives: March 2011

Alphabet Shopping

You and you child make a pretend shopping list.  Choose two letters that have very different sounds, such as M and D.  Divide the paper in half and put the M on one side and the D on the other. Take … Continue reading

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Letter of the day or week

For example choose a letter for the day or week.  Like the letter C All during the day or week play the C game During the meal or snack time identify any foods that start with C While playing outside, … Continue reading

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Letters in the News

Let you child enjoy the newspaper with you.  Let them choose a letter of the alphabet and ask your child to find and circle as many of that letter as he can find on a page of the newspaper.  Say … Continue reading

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Count Everything

Count plates,chairs, spoons, people, cars, Cheerios, toothpicks, fingers and toes.  Just make a game of counting everything possible. Teach concepts-many, few, enough, half, whole, more, less,etc. Begin counting touching each item as you call out the number name. So they … Continue reading

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Parade of letters

Almost everyone learned their ABC’s by singing the Alphabet Song.  Now have all the letters on a poster board or use the plastic magnetic letters that you can keep on the refrigerator door.  Have the child point to the letters … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics

I’ve given you lots of ideas for creative arts but now we really need to give some attention to the reading, writing, and arithmetic.  When a child enters first grade they need to  be able to speak about 3,000 word.  … Continue reading

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Paper Plate Butterfly

Supplies needed:  Small paper plate (bendable), crayons or markers, and pipe cleaner. Let you child create a beautiful butterfly.  First color the plate with his own design on both sides.  Fold the pipe cleaner in half and curl the ends … Continue reading

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