We played an early reading game, working on letter sounds and understanding that letters make up words.
Place board books beginning with different letters on the ground. I recommend board books because the game can get a little rowdy, and the books may take a bit of a beating. Then I scattered letters around the floor, about 10 feet away. I used these magnetic letters because they were sturdy, and because we had them.
I set up the game before I call the kids – even a simple game like this – because if I try to set it up while they are right there, they always just want to play!
Game For Early Readers
My 5 year old had to look at the book title, call out the letter that the first word in the title started with, and then run to the letter pile to select the letter that was the first letter in the title. Sometimes, if it was a word he knew, he would also call out the first word in the title.
You could also have the child spell out a whole word (assuming it was a short one). We did that for a few, like the first word in The Cat In The Hat.
Game for Non Readers
My toddler just randomly grabbed letters and ran around! When he picked up a letter, sometimes he also called out the name of the letter, or sometimes I would say “Look! You picked up an A!”
This week they are sharing:
Sight Word Swim at Coffee Cups and Crayons
Messy Mud Target Practice at Hands On: As We Grow.
We’ll be sharing more ways to move and learn next week!