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Suggested children’s books: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Martin & Carle), Bark, George (Feiffer): focus on child memorizing repetitive parts of text to say as text is read by parent. This makes a child feel like they are reading and builds interest.
Suggested children’s books: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Martin & Archambault), Dr Seuss’s ABC’s (Seuss): focus on child becoming familiar with the alphabet. The Melissa & Doug Upper & Lower Case Puzzle helps a child “puzzle out” and practice much about the alphabet.
Suggested children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Carle) focus on child learning to blend syllables to say whole word (parent says word in parts, with a good pause between syllables: moon-light, cat-erpillar, hun-gry, straw-berry, butter-fly, lolli-pop, sa-lami, cup-cake, water-melon, etc. and child tells you the whole word)alphabet.
Suggested children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Carle) focus on child learning to drop part of the word (say to child “what is popcorn without the corn?” “what is hotdog without the hot?” Practice with words in the book: cater-pillar, butter-fly, straw-berry, lolli-pop, sa-lami, cup-cake, water-melon, etc.) This skill helps a child learn to focus on the sounds in words.
Suggested children’s books: The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Carle) practice counting syllables in words in the book by having child place their thumb under their chin and count the number of times their chin goes down as they say the word: caterpillar (4), butterfly (3), lollipop (3), salami (3), cupcake (2), strawberry (3), etc. The Cat in the Hat (Seuss) and Hop on Pop (Seuss) practice rhyming recognition. Dr Seuss’s ABC’s (Seuss) also practice letter sounds with word clues in book- ask child as book is read, “The words Aunt Annie’s alligator starts with what sound?” Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Martin & Archambault) practice finding & naming lower case letters.
Suggested children’s books: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Martin & Archambault), Dr Seuss’s ABC’s (Seuss): focus on learning upper & lower case letters and use Dr. Seuss’s ABC’s book to practice naming overly-emphasized beginning sound in words such as barber, baby, bubbles (Note Seuss’s “camels on a ceiling” mixes “c” and “s” sound, practice with “c” sound: camel, cat, couch. And Seuss’s “x-ray and xylophone” mixes “x” and “z” sound, practice with “x” sound: x-ray, exclamation). The Melissa & Doug Upper & Lower Case Puzzle helps a child “puzzle out” and practice much about the alphabet. It is a good investment in learning.
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Block G is to be practiced until perfect – go on to later blocks after practicing Block G’s skills for a week or so. Block G’s skills take time to develop.
Practice makes perfect – continue to practice Block G’s skills.
Continue to practice Block G’s foundational skills.
Continue to practice Block G! Practice makes perfect.
Kindergarten skills go further but a good foundation is listed above. We address additional K and 1st grade skills in our tutoring sessions. Learn with us!
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