Saturday, November 15, 2008

Reading and Writing

Reading and writing ... the magic of language unfolds as children unlock the secret code of letters.

Sandpaper letter excercises allow a child to explore the shape of the letter through touch while making the sound of the letter.

Tracing a name or word allows a child to practice letter formation and pencil grip.

Words are wonderful to collect. Here a child is writing the names of the countries in Africa on index cards so that he may carry them with him on a word ring.

Letters make sounds, sounds make phenomes, phenomes make words, words make sentences, sentences make stories and the power of language grows.

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