Reading. An extreme sport.

June 20, 2013

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Sky is learning her numbers and some of her letters.  We're already working with her to just understand that those squiggles in books represent words.

While walking, Sky asked if a sign said "stop."  It was a red rectangle sign saying "No Electric Carts," and so I told her that.  I then picked her up and asked if she knew the first two letters.  We worked through 'N' and 'O' and I proceeded to try to get her to put the letters/sounds together to produce "no." 

I could tell it didn't crystallize, but continued the lesson.  I started to talk about the word "on" and its spelling.  Pretty soon we were ready for a practical demonstration.

Now Sky is hanging upside down in front of a sign reading the word "on."  Right side up, "no."  Upside down, "on."  Continue...

The lesson seemed a good one, and we hope it will contribute to that magical point when she can read.  In the meantime, learning is fun!

2 comments

  1. Gym and reading all in the same class! But, wouldn't 'no' upside down be 'uo'?

    We started out with flashcards that I made. I put a lowercase letter on each one, and started with the vowels and some of the easy/easily distinguishable consonants. We'd flip thru the deck once or twice a day. I'd say the sound, then have the kid say the sound. It didn't take too long beffore they could sy them before I could! (Of course - do the short voel sound) Really helped them a lot.

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