Play a letter memory game. On 12 note cards write a letter on each that your child is familiar with. Turn the cards face down and mix the cards. Have your child try to find a match.
Make a picture dictionary. List a letter and help your child think of words that begin with it. Have your child draw a picture next to the word. Staple the pages.
This week focuses on letters and words. During the beginning stages of reading it is important to familiarize your child with the letters of the alphabet and repetition is key. This week focuses on finding new and creative ways for your child to practice their letters. Begin with the letters of their name and slowly start to progress with more letters. It is also helpful to encourage your child to draw pictures next to their words and letters, as it will help them with reading in the future.
Read a story and introduce the words PROTAGONIST and ANTAGONIST. Show that the PROTAGONIST is a good character and ANTAGONIST is a bad character. Can your child identify any such character types?
Start a dream journal. In the morning have your child talk about their dreams and draw them on paper. Have your child read to you and explain what happens next.
Play charades. Chose 3-5 of your child’s favorite picture books and read them together. Act out the story and have child try to guess which one it is. Switch turns.
Purchase magnetic words or write words on post-it notes. Help child play with the words to create a story on the fridge. Include plenty of descriptive words!