Thanksgiving Phonogram: th

By admin | PHONICS, READING & SPELLING

Here is a great way to practice the THanksgiving phonogram: th. Marilee had such fun with Sydney making cookies—-and memories. If you are pressed for time, maybe you could pass this recipe on to a grandma who would love to spend some THanksgiving time making them with your little ones. Just be sure “Grandma” learns […]

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A Day with Letter P

By admin | PHONICS, READING & SPELLING

While babysitting my granddaughter Carley, I decided to incorporate letter ‘p’ into our day of activities. I emphasized the sound of ’p’ in words throughout the day to increase her phonemic awareness of the sound. We started the day singing the letter ‘p’ ditty while making chocolate chip pancakes. Next we put on our detective […]

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Phonemic Awareness Games

By admin | BUILDING PRE-READING SKILLS

Clapping Games Have children clap the number of syllables in names. Music is especially useful to clap syllables. Each beat is a syllable and can be easily identified and clapped out.  Picture Cards Lay pictures on a table and ask your child to find a picture that starts with the sound of /__/. Play Take […]

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VPK Workshop

By admin | PHONICS, READING & SPELLING

What a wonderful time we had Friday at our VPK Teacher Workshop at Bright Beginnings Early School. A warm welcome to Molly, the new Stepping Stones teacher. Let me tell you I slept well last night after an energetic and fun morning with this group. Unlike most reading programs, our preschool program is not scripted […]

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Letters at the Fort

By admin | PHONICS, READING & SPELLING

We love getting pictures and descriptions from our “Wordy family” members.  Here is a picture and short note from one of our moms.  This note also shows how important grandparents are in the Wordy family.  Look closely, and in the picture, you will see that our little guy is perched on the fort steps, behind […]

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