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Today I had the joy of teaching concepts of print to my three-year-old.
Concepts of print. Sounds real exciting, huh?
To a three-year-old, you bet it is!
First, we pinned our pocket chart up on the bulletin board. This handy tool is left from my teaching days, and I’m thrilled I get to pull it out to use with my own kids!
Next, I pulled out all the words I had printed and cut out from the download you’ll find at the end of this post. My Three helped me sort the cards by those with pictures and those without. (You can see the little hand of my 19-month-old, who wasn’t about to be left out!)
In the download you’ll find a variety of options for building sentences. This time I decided we would build five simple sentences.
“I can see the…”
“I can smell the…”
“I can touch the…”
“I can taste the…”
“I can hear the…”
For each sentence, my Three helped me find each word.
(Meanwhile, my One was staying busy in her own way!)
He was able to find the words “I” and “can” without any trouble. He knows the letter I, of course (thanks and could find “can” by the sound /k/. I helped him find the other words. He chose which picture card to put at the end of each sentence.
(Note: The point of this activity was not to teach him to read. That will come later. The point was to teach the concept of word.)
This was the fun part! After we built the sentences, I pulled out our brand new pointers (which we LOVE – so glad I ordered the long ones!), and he pointed to teach word as he “read” it. I put read in quotes there because he really does not know these words in isolation.
By pointing to each word and naming it, he is learning SO much.
- Print goes from left to right.
- Each word you speak matches a single word of print.
- Sentences have to make sense.
When we had built all the sentences, he “read” through them a number of times. And later, when Daddy came home, he remembered them and read them again.
And Little Miss Copycat had her turn too!
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Five Senses Theme for Preschool
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