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Saturday
Aug242013

Writing the Alphabet

Learning to form the letters of the alphabet develops important motor skills, strengthens memory and recall of the alphabet, and sets up learning for another key literacy skill: written language.

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Sunday
Aug182013

Letter of the Week: S

Can you believe it?!? Back to school season is upon us! Time to get back into those school bedtime and wake up/morning routines. To flow with conversations you are probably already having with your young ones, our theme this week is school and our letter, ‘s’.

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Monday
Aug122013

Letter of the Week: X

So… ‘X’. Finding a theme that fits nicely with the letter ‘x’ is… well, it’s tricky! I found a super cute craft turning an ‘x’ into a pirate. And pirates have the whole “x marks the spot” thing (not to mention those cross bones that look like an ‘x’). And who doesn’t like pirate play?

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Monday
Aug052013

Letter of the Week: B

‘B’ is a consonant. /b/ is one of the first developing speech sounds. From a speech perspective, ‘b’ is a lip popper. The lips are doing the work to make this sound. The lips are closed and then pop open as we force a burst of air out. ‘B’ is a noisy sound (we turn on our voice – vocal cords vibrate – to make this sound).

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Saturday
Aug032013

The Alphabet

Through the letter of the week project, we are highlighting one letter a week. However, we make stronger brain connections when there is a context and through meaningful activities and interactions. Learning through experience and exploration leads to better understanding and retention.

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