Category Archives: phonics

How to help with d’s and b’s

Supplies needed: Make a tic tac toe board Make d’s and b’s as markers instead of x’s and o’s Your child’s hands Lots of children have trouble with d’s and b’s when learning the alphabet.  So start early so they can … Continue reading

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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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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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