Rose is in kindergarten half time and her reading and writing is developing in leaps and bounds. She is reading sight words and simple readers but her confidence is low. When she is not in kindergarten she wants activities to complete with Granny. These are a mixture of independent tasks and those which will need Granny help!
Matching Upper and Lower Case Letters
This is a great activity Daisy enjoyed at the same age. Correct letter formation is important to know at an early age to ensure a student's kinaesthetic (movement) memory commits to well formed letters. It is more difficult to unlearn an incorrect method.
Identifying Initial Sounds with Alphabet Objects
With 3 objects for each letter sound, sorting these objects requires phonics skills.
Making words with Word Building Pebbles
Letter pebbles are great for the visual and tactile reminder of letter formation and their sounds. As Rose lifts the pebbles she makes the letter sound and places in order to make a word.
Playing with Word Families
This post involves Daisy making cvc words from a game and dice.
Using Letter Tracing Stamps
We all know writing goes hand in hand with reading. Read about how Rose uses letter stamps here.
Using Build-A-Sentence Cubes
With six colour coded sentence structures and a related high frequency word on all six sides, there are lots of sentence options with these cubes.
Writing Sentences with Sentence Strips
This paper is fabulous for disccussing letter formation as we did here.
The colour recognition of "dirt, grass and sky" adds an extra step, helping a student remember the letter structure.
Playing Spot It! Basic English.
As well as reinforcing sight word recognition, this game is just pure fun!
Of course one of the main activities Rose does is READING!