Thursday, May 29, 2008

Bracelet Game (r, n, h, i, f)

As promised. Same as the previous Bracelet Game, but with letters r, n, h, i, and f.

First Letter Fill-In Cards (r, n, h, i, f)

First Letter Fill-In Cards (Excel Worksheet)
Same as the last ones I posted, just with pictures that begin with r, n, h, i, and f.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Practical Life

Just so I don't leave out the little learners! The practical life exercises are pretty self-explanatory:

Separating tri-color glass pebbles.

Transferring poof-balls using a (large!) pair of tongs. The best part of this work is the "poof" that Avery says as she transfers each ball.

Transferring popping corn from one bowl to another with a melon baller. Transferring exercises are supposed to move from left to right to prepare for reading, but I must have been having a brain fart that day.

This activity uses those re-usable ice cube things. Avery can spend a looooooong time fishing them out and putting them back. The tongs are a little stiff for her, but she manages. I've been trying to find little sugar tongs in-store buy haven't been able to so far!

Nomenclature Cards--Fruits and Vegetables

Nomenclature Cards(Word Document)
Purpose: To teach classification techniques.

Seguin Teen Boards (numbers 11-19)

Seguin Teen Boards (11-19) (Word Document)
Purpose: To teach recognition of the numbers 11-19 and the quantities they represent.

Additional recommended materials: one ten-bar and nine individual beads. If you don't have those, individual quantities of anything would do in a pinch (such as buttons).

Addition Strip Board

Addition Strip Board
Age: 5 1/2+ supposedly

Purpose: to help child understand basic addition.

Directions: Place the board in front of the child, and the strips below the board. Have the child pick a red strip and a blue strip and place them on the board in a line. The child will determine the answer by looking at the numbers along the top of the board. Have the child write down the answers (an addition table would help, maybe I'll make one up).


Printing Instructions: Print and cut out the eight-square strips (that is, don't cut out the individual squares). Cut out the pictures from the four-square strips individually.

Directions: Place the eight-square strip in front of the child and put the individual picture squares beneath the strip. Have the child complete the pattern by putting the individual picture squares on the blank spaces on the eight-square strip.

Age: This activity is a little easy for Riley (4 1/2) and likely too hard for Avery (2 1/2) so perhaps best for a 3-year-old?