Dear Gaila - Reading Preparation part III
Dear Gaila, My daughter will be learning to read next year in kindergarten. What exercises and games can I do in preparation? Sincerely, Excited Mother of an almost Kindergartener
Dear Excited Mother,
Last week we mentioned a few easy on the spot games for ending sounds. This week I want to share some card games ideas for ending sounds. These will need a bit more preparation.
The first is a domino game where the ending sound of one picture is the beginning sound of the next one:
Bed - Door Door - Red Red- Dog Goose - Sun
These games can often be found online, you can make them up, buy them in a teacher resource stores, or even in toy stores. This is a good place to find some materials.
Another game is a Lotto game. In the regular lotto game the child matches pictures to his bingo board of pictures. Here the child has to match the picture to a card with the same ending sound:
Door and Car; Red and Sad; Bike and Stick;
Regular Lotto games are also easily found on the internet and can be converted. It is also easy to create them by yourself. You can also print out a double set to create a memory game!
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