Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you Vito’s current favourite printable, our Beginning Letter Phonics Cards. You might have seen these in some of my letter-themed post. These are card strips which contain letters and their corresponding objects (real images matching the beginning letter sound). The product comes in two sets: control cards and the activity cards. Below is a glimpse of how we use the materials, which Vito would work on every day (sensitive period for letters)!
Sunday, September 4, 2016
We started our preschool unit with letter R and I divided the activities into two: (1) phonological awareness and (2) pre-writing. The pre-reading activities is scheduled on Mondays and pre-writing on Tuesdays. Vito does no more than 20 minutes of “school” per day. The rest of the activities, Vito considers it as “game” or “play”. During “school” time, I would quit the activities once I see that he’s bored or not interested. My experience has taught me that it’s not about the quantity of activities that I give to my kids that matter. In fact, they get tired so easily and bored when I do that. Especially with Vito, I learned that I should do things slowly with him, and that I should respect and follow his own timeline of learning. Mavi was different, he absorbs anything… he’s always interested, Vito is very choosy.
Going back, this week we’re starting with the letter R. Vito can name the letters of the alphabet if he’s in the mood so I decided that I should be giving him pre-reading activities so he won’t get bored. Below are some of the activities this week for pre-reading and pre-writing.