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18/07/2011 at 06:56
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28/07/2011 at 13:15
28/07/2011 at 13:56
05/07/2012 at 07:14
I used to write out individual letters really big, say on a whole piece of A4 paper for one letter. I'd use the initial of our names, or 'D for Daddy' and so on. Next we would put around six of them on the kitchen floor and play a game. I'd call out 'find me an E' and my little boy would have to find it and jump on it. Then we would say 'and E says 'Eh''. When my little boy was getting good at a few, we'd add another letter in.
The same game can be used for numbers - but it it better to wait until the little one has the concept of what numbers are - and also as the child gets older the game can be played with simple 'words'.
This was great for him as he loved to be running around!
Reading to the little ones is a great way to have recognise letters and hear the sounds. My little boy love sharing my kindle,especially rhyming picture books we can download onto kindle for PC. The rhyme has a musical element, and little ones really quickly know their favourite stories off by heart. I hold my little boys hand and get him to follow the words with his finger as I'm reading. (not all the time, but if he's in the mood).
Our 'bestest', ebook at the moment is 'Hairy, Scary Spider?' He loves the pictures and the rhyme is great!
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