I completed my Montessori language training this past week. Montessori's approach to language is brilliant. I can't get this quote from my mind: “Allow a child to discover reading and writing, don't teach a child to read and write…then you will create a reader for life.” or something close to those words. The idea is holistic, like much of Montessori. Learning to read and write is not simply about learning the alphabet, it is about communication. Word Family Activities are a fun way to continue to guide a child's language learning. These activities attract young children because of the rhyming aspect plus the variation of activity seems endless!
How do we guide our children to learn sounds, piece together words, discover reading and writing and in the end be outstanding communicator? In any event, my mind is going a bit crazy with ideas, brainstorming up creative ways to help our children discover language. This afternoon I researched word family activities for my sons and the children in my classroom beginning this fall.
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I was pleasantly surprised to add the following amazing ideas and activities to my list! I have a few in the works. So I thought I would share my discoveries with you. Here are a few of my favorites from Allie @ No Time for Flashcards, the Quirky Mommas at Kids Activities Blog and Malia @ Playdough to Plato. Enjoy!
Word Family Activities
- Loads of amazing Word Family activity ideas from No Time for Flashcards
- Word Family Garden from Playdough to Plato
- Spin a Word Family from Playdough To Plato
- Lego Word Families from Playdough To Plato
- Word Families Flip Chart from Kids Activities Blog
I would love to hear your ideas! Please leave a comment!