It's been fun to watch in the last four days how many people have "liked" Little Adventures Preschool on Facebook, and how many have left comments about downloading the Thanksgiving Math pack. It has been thrilling to find out how much other people enjoy what I've shared. Today, we arrived at two dozen (and then a couple) of "likes" on Facebook, so I thought it due time to share the next little project I've been working on.
C (turns 3 in January 2012) has mastered the following letters: A T M S B H C I. I have a philosophy about the order kids should learn the letters in, and it has to do with being able to use them immediately to "read" words - but more about that another time. So with mastering these letters C is working on automaticity in recalling the letter sound, and then blending multiple letters into words. I created Road to Reading as an activity that might make more concrete the skills I'm trying to teach him. The idea is that you drive a small car under the letters while you say the sound of that letter. Drive the car faster and faster until it blends into a word. That's it! Sound like something you'd like? Click on the picture of it below to download the PDF file.
Enjoy playing with the Road to Reading, I plan to make more versions of it as we master more letters. As always - please let me know if there are any typos. To download: just click on the image of the game above. Please leave a comment here if you download, I'd love to know who's using it! And, if you blog about the pack let me know! I'll add a link to your blog under the printables section of mine!
We went to the park as a family today, and I couldn't resist posting these two cute photos of EMan and C playing the day away.