Bits & Dotes

I found this page in one of Bren’s workbooks. He loved it so I am putting a copy here for Andy. He especially liked that he could participate in the reading by saying the numbers and also anticipating some of the words by looking at the pictures. He doesn’t seem to hear the rhymes yet- for example, despite me explaining that a “hen” is a girl rooster, when we get to the end he calls it a “roost”. 😉

I think I’ll try teaching him this fingerplay next:
Five Fat Peas
A counting fingerplay especially
useful in the spring and summer.
Five fat peas in a pea pod pressed
(children hold hand in a fist)
One grew, two grew, so did all the rest.
(put thumb and fingers up one by one)
They grew and grew
(raise hand in the air very slowly)
And did not stop,
Until one day
The pod went POP!
(children clap hands together)
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I have started reading the “My Sound Box” series by Jane Belk Moncure to Brendan. Each letter of the alphabet has it’s own book. I am skipping the vowels for now. We’ve read B and C so far. I like them because it gives him practice hearing and seeing the letter sounds in words and it also boosts his vocabulary.
Here is a list of word families, much like my earlier lists of 3 letter word families.
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Andy can now get on his ride-on truck by himself. He only moves backwards so far but he loves to push the buttons and listen to the truck sounds it makes!
He also loves to touch your eyes (ears, mouth, nose) and have you touch them back and say its name.

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