ED is just now starting to work on simple cvc words. The past week or so, she has been working on -it and -in words. We printed out her own -it and -in books. There’s just one word per page like bit, fit, sit in the -it book or bin, fin, win in the -in book. I sit together with ED as we look over a few pages (we do about a half-dozen a day). I cover over the picture and we look at the first letter, then the vowel and smash it together (while clapping) with the last letter. Then we look at the picture. I’m sure there are lots of booklets like the ones I linked to, but I used the picture card sets made by Laura here.
Here are the links for the puzzles you see above: the “it word” matching puzzle came from page 15 — the “in word” matching puzzle came from page 15. The packs are wonderful. If your child is writing there are writing pages, cut-and-paste activities and more. You can find lots more of these word family packs at at Carl’s Corner. For example on this page there are ‘i” word families (-ice, -ick, id, -ind, -ing, etc.) What an amazing collection of resources for those of you whose kids are in the beginning stages of learning to read!
Since we were doing a unit on whales, I made a clothes pin matching game with -it and -in words. She had to match the bubbles to the whale (and the whales to the bubbles). I printed the pages out on cardstock (I made 2 copies each of pages 2-4) . After I glued the whale and bubbles on the blue circle I laminated it for durability.
It took some cutting and pasting, but here’s the link if you want to make your own -in and -it whale matching activity.
I made something similar for ED around Valentines Day. You can see that post here and you’ll find the link to download that Heart Word Matching activity at that post.
One last thing before I bring this post to a close. I’m sure lots of people know about this series, but my kids have all really enjoyed the LeapFrog videos. Recently I’ve had ED go back and watch the Letter Factory (affiliate link) again (it has a catchy song that emphasizes the letter sounds). I set it up for her at the craft table one day and walked away to work with the other kids. When I came back, she was very busy writing all the letters as they came up. Very cute! Anyway, I can’t recommend this series enough. They are entertaining for the 2 year old crowd and really help teach the letter sounds for the 3-4 year old crowd. And even though DD (age 6) can read very well, she has really been enjoying the Talking Words Factory.(affiliate link)
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