The Five Senses

April 2, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on The Five Senses | Filed in: Language.

The Five Senses Time: 10 – 15 minutes for each sense Materials: Different items from around the house Activity for Smell: Talk about the different smells around the house and community. Words to learn are barbecue, seasonings/spices, fumes.  You can also play a game with smells. Get a few jars out of the kitchen (peanut butter, • Read More »

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March 21, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Photographs | Filed in: Language.

Time: 10 – 15 minutes Materials: Photographs of special occasions Activity: Show your child a photograph. Tell him about the occasion, when it was taken,who the people are, how they are feeling. Allow your child to tell someone else about the photograph. Suggested Script: Look at this picture. This was taken the day you were • Read More »

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March 4, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Occupations | Filed in: Language.

Time: 15-20 minutes Materials: Pictures of different occupations (Boardmaker or Clipart) and where they work using felt or pictures with velcro (hook side) on the back. Felt board or display board covered with tempo loop. You could also put a small magnet on the back of the picture and use the chalkboard as display. Activity • Read More »

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A Few Ideas for Phonological Awareness

February 23, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on A Few Ideas for Phonological Awareness | Filed in: Early Literacy.

According to Ball (1993), different phonological skills develop along a continuum. In summary, preschool and kindergarten skills include general awareness of sounds in speech, making animal sounds, listening to rhymes and alliteration, and will sometimes make up nonsense words. Grade one skills focus on more specific aspects of sounds. They should be able to provide rhymes, guess • Read More »

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