September was all kinds of awesome around here and we’re just about ready to wrap things up with our My Amazing Body theme. Next month, the focus is on Weather All Around Us and we can’t wait to get started.
In the meantime, we’ve been being very intentional about building pre-reading skills in our preschool homeschool this year and we’re finding lots of fun resources to help us do just that.
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Each month, we get a little yellow school bus box over-flowing with preschool stuff from Mother Goose Time. One of the things I found in both our September and October boxes were word puzzles for building pre-reading skills and we’re totally loving them as we start working more on learning to read. So far, we have about a half-dozen.
Last year, we focused on letters + letter sounds. This year, it’s all about putting everything together. You know, that’s what makes these so helpful is that we’re using what we’ve already learned.
This week, we spent some time working with just a few of the word puzzles. I gave the little guy our alphabet cookie cutters from last year and we practiced building -at and -ad words and then sounding them out.
We love activities like this that are hands-on. And you know what? These word puzzles are definitely great for kinesthetic learners like the little guy. I can’t wait to continue adding to our collection so that we can build even more words together.
Mother Goose Time is always inspiring us to do things that are somewhat out of the box. So many of the activities that we’ve done in the last year or so, I never would’ve thought of on my own.
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Weather All Around Us theme. And if you missed our preschool space post, you can check it out here.
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