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 […]
Do you have a young child who is making faces and noises to the mirror before (maybe while) brushing his or her teeth before going to bed? If so, YEAH!! They can see how the mouth changes in shape when pronouncing different sounds. For instance, they can see the three shapes as they make the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Just picked up a copy of the June issue of Lee County Family News. Two of Wordy’s star readers from Bright Beginnings VPK and Stepping Stones programs are featured on page 8. Students kept a log of books they read with their parents and grandparents. In all the students and families logged in 6,776 books. […]
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 […]
Many schools talk about supporting families; but the administration and faculty at Bright Beginnings Early School prove their commitment. The school is continuing their policy of providing, at no charge, every VPK and Stepping Stones family with Wordy’s My First Phonogram Book.