How to teach kids literacy…and not go crazy. There are super fun and easy ways!

img_2535When you hear that question you almost panic!!! Well at one time I did, but don’t panic it’s easier than you think.

There are several points to talk about.

*Play games that encourage the kids to speak and to listen

(During circle time I have each child stand up and stay their name, how old they are and generally something about themselves.  They love this!)

*Sing songs (my kids favorites) we do several a week

This is one of them!!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs&list=PL1lacBjpa8C1tt4G1vIApDgMh8fWyeA2J

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raMEQzGVY3w

*Songs or story’s with finger play’s

(Favorite ones right now are 1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alivehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-ORH9MbVto or 5 little monkeys swinging in a tree.)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2jnqUyxck0

*Group games or small group activities at the table or mat.

We have used white boards and chalk boards to match and or copy what I write on my board.  Or we will fish out letters and say out loud what they are.

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One way that I teach my kids literacy is by using journals, we us ours from Mother Goose Curriculum they are very simple and the kids feel like they are at big school.  The first thing I do is have them decorate the front, then we get started inside we all have the same directions but it is super fun to see how different they look.         https://www.mothergoosetime.com/

Reading is dreaming with your eyes open….

WE ALSO READ BOOKS, OFTEN I WILL READ MOST OF THE WORDS BUT DURING THE STORY LEAVE OUT A FEW ON EACH PAGE.  THE KIDS GENERALLY CAN FILL IN THE BLANK WITH THE STORY, EACH TIME LEAVING OUT MORE SO THEY CAN ALMOST READ THE WHOLE STORY BY THEMSELVES.  

(They loved this book each kids waited patiently to trace their letter. And absolutely loved the pics. I actually learned a little myself.)

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Working on our Journals

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My kids love doing our circle time board and being teacher for a day!  We love how interactive the mother goose circle time wall is. I am loving how much they are learning every day!!

When they worked with our story the Rainbow Fish they were learning emergent writing.  All of the kids are really able to imagine and create a real story where they can see themselves in. This activity was fun and included fine motor skills as well.

Here they were working on there skeleton fish, and star fish.  They were able to be creative and use a lot of fine motor skills.  Which will help them develop their writing.

Benefits of reading with your children.

Reading to your kid makes you bond with him, and this gives your child a sense of intimacy and well-being.

The intimacy of reading to your kid is such a pleasurable experience to him that he will have a positive attitude towards reading as he grows up.

It calms your child, especially when he is fretful and restless.

Just my opinion and what works for me!

Thank you for reading!!! #mgtblogger

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