Anytime you can mix learning and fun it’s a win! Even better when it takes little or now prep. work!
We were cleaning out the hall closet one day when the kindergartner saw my old Bananagrams game and asked to see what it was.
Both the kindergartner and preschooler were excited by all the little letter squares inside the zippered banana!
They hunted through the letters for a while, and then we worked on sorting all the letters into piles.
It was great work for letter recognition for the preschooler. As we sorted, the kindergartner and I talked about which letters were considered vowels.
Then the kindergartner started using some of the letters to sound out words. (I didn’t correct any of the misspellings because I really want her to start sounding the words out for herself.)
Finally, she came up with a few short sentences that we sounded out together. (I loved that she used some of her spelling words in the sentence!)
We will definitely be pulling this out again! I’m looking forward to seeing what words they both come up with in the future!
Do you have any favorite games to use when working on literacy skills?