"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." ~e e cummings

Sunday, January 16, 2011

yay for learning!

Here's another great phonics game I dug out of the ol' kindergarten box:

When making your own phonics puzzles, stick to three-phoneme words at first....words that have three distinct sounds, like in cat: /c/ /a/ /t/....to make it easier for your preschooler to complete the puzzles independently. This way they can use the shapes as much as the letter clues to put the puzzles back together.

I did include words that contain digraphs and blends (like /sh/ in "fish" and /fl/ in "flag"), but only separated the picture card into sound segments (so the "fish" card is cut into a /f/ piece, a /i/ piece, and a /sh/ piece, and "sheep" is broken into /sh/-/ee/-/p/ pieces).

Lesson Learned:
It's fun! Really, it was!
For about three minutes. Then Evan said, "Hey, I know! Wanna go work on that house upstairs? I think the lumber finally arrived." And we were back to playing Tool Man Evan and Tool Man Mommy. Oh, well.


  1. When do you get to play Mall Madness?? :)

  2. When I come over to your house and play with you and Story. :)