An Early Reading Adventure: Part III

While helping my daughter learn to read, I have explored the world of literacy in a much more personal way. Pre-reading activities such as reading together everyday, rhyming, story telling etc. have always been apart of our regular activities. I tried four different approaches to teach my daughter the sound system. First, we started with just basic memorizing, no tricks. The results were okay, but not memorable. The second approach included creating a deck of sound cards. She drew pictures of the key words that we decided on together to represent each sound. After making the deck of cards, we did drills with the deck. For each sound she got right, she had to jump on a mini trampoline. She wrote the sound in the air and provided the key word. My daughter loved this activity, and we both had some great laughs, not to mention we were able to put a little exercise into the mix. She loved jumping on the trampoline. I am beginning to explore her learning style. She loves to use her body, but is not totally a kinesthetic, visual, or auditory learner. What should I try next?

Published by Kai Long

Kai currently lives in MA and is interested in collaborating with others to develop a deeper understanding of our speech and language needs.

One reply on “An Early Reading Adventure: Part III”

  1. This is a great blog to give parents strategies to teach language, i.e reading and writing skills. I love the trampoline idea. Using multiple senses (i.e. auditory, movement, visual) reinforces learning so some ideas are to form or spell letters or words with play dough, form shapes of letters with her body as she spells them, rolling over the words after reading them, scatter the letters or words on the floor, toss bean bags to land on one-then jump in place while spelling out each letter- what fun!

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