Something really simple that I integrated in our Language work is a “Mystery Object Box”. This box is filled with objects beginning with the Sound of the Week. My son got excited when he ran into his play/learning room and discovered this box. I think we might be onto something.
The best part is probably how simple this one is to put together. All you need is a box with a lid. I love this sliding lid seen above because it really emphasizes the element of surprise, which kids love.
Oh, well, you also need objects, which, trust me, can be gathered from around your home. If not though I have had amazing luck and success with Safari Toobs and Mini Japanese Erasers (which you will want to secure with glue because these little, adorable items come apart as they should which is great for older kids but scary for younger kids) ! We studied “nnn” this week. This is the nest of a sea turtle. I placed the objects in the box after the boys went to sleep. Then I invited them to the box on our Language shelves the next morning. Pretty simple approach. Inexpensive and easy, too, my favorite kinds of activities.
Other ways we've introduced sounds include:
- Sound Box and Sound Baskets
- Sound Map
- First Words Box
- Ways to Help Your Child Develop Reading & Writing Skills
I also adore Miss Rhonda's Readers as First Readers. I can't get enough of them!
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope that we inspired you!