Story Time Reads Oct. 15-19
Published on Friday, November 2, 2012 - 3:29pm
LETTER KNOWLEDGE: includes knowing that letters are different from each other, knowing letter names and sounds, and recognizing letters everywhere.
Why Is It Important?
To read words, children need to understand that a word is made of individual letters in other words a word is the "sum of its parts."
What Can You Do to Help Build This Skill?
- Look at and talk about different shapes. Letters are based on shapes: circles, triangles with diagonals and squares.
- Play “same and different”-type games: "The letter p is similar to letter q but different from letter a."
- Look at “search for the picture” books. I love to use the "I Spy" books. It is also easy to make your own with stuff from your junk drawer.
- Notice different type styles of letters (“a” or “A”) on signs and in books.
- Read ABC books.
- Talk about and draw the letters of a child's own name. There are a number of great printables on the DLTK-Kids Teach website that are great for teaching letter knowledge. The printables are free and fun.
Books We Read:
|Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic
by Steven Schnur
|Frog Went A-Courting: A Musical Play in Six Acts
by Dominic Catalano
|Hush: A Thai Lullaby
by Mingfong Ho
by Lois Ehlert
|The Night is Singing
by Jacqueline Davies
|Sleep, Sleep, Sleep: A Lullaby for Little Ones Around the World
by Nancy Van Laan