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Letter Sound Activities at Home

Are you going stir crazy with the kids at home? They have so many toys and yet cannot seem to find one that they want to play with? The Alphabet Match discs provide the perfect way to play Letter Sound Activities. There are many different ways to play these, but it is essentially an activity where you place a box in the middle of a room, place an alphabet disc and its matching picture in there and then see how many other items your children can find from around the house that start with the same sound/letter and place it in the box.  Here are a few different ways of doing it: Sound of the Day – Each day (that’s...

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Developing Comprehension skills with Animal Movement Discs

Following instructions is a much more complex skill than many people realise. Take this example:First clap your hands quickly, then jump three times, and then put the ball inside the little box. I have underlined all of the vocabulary that your child has to know and understand, and there are 13 unique words or concepts for them to understand. I’ll break them into categories for you:  Nouns (labels of objects, people or places): hands, ball, box Verbs (actions): clap, jump, put Concepts of Time: First, then Adverbs: quickly Numbers: three Concepts of location: inside Pronouns: your Concepts of size: little Now in addition to this, your child needs to have adequate hearing skills, auditoryprocessing skills, and also needs enough...

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Posting Shaker Activity

Taj is now hitting the ‘grasp and release’ developmental stage. He is almost 14 months and shows a huge interest in dropping and grabbing small objects into almost ANYTHING! (I can’t count how many times he has hidden my keys in his toy basket or cot!) This activity is super easy to put together and develops hand/eye coordination and fine motor control. At this age, Taj is now beginning to master his pincer grasp so I used a range of objects that challenged him. This also helped him with problem-solving skills, as he had to turn a few objects around before it would fit into the bottle. (Even helps develop problem-solving skills!)  This activity is a perfect way to support...

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Guided Drawing

Have you ever walked into a classroom and noticed that all of the artwork looked EXACTLY the same yet 25 different students created them? Guided drawing allows children to use their imaginations to create their OWN work.  What is guided drawing? It is also called 'directed drawing' and it is a simple 'step by step' instruction lesson without showing children what the end product 'should' look like. This is when little ones will use their imagination and listening skills to follow directions.  Benefits of guided drawing? - It can be modified to suit any age - Children build confidence and are proud of their work. - Develop listening skills - Follow more than one instruction at a time - Build directional and spatial vocabulary  When giving...

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DIY I SPY BAG

As a kid I loved I spy and I wanted to create a fun activity for learning the letters in the alphabet. This is such a simple activity and you could change it up to suit what you are learning! Instead of using alphabet letters, you could put coloured beads in there for colour recognition or numbers, stickers, sequins, the list goes on! First, you will need a clear sealable bag. You could use a ziplock bag, but I found this pencil case with the alphabet beads inside for $3 at Kmart and they were perfect for this activity. I used some leftover rainbow rice and coloured sand to fill the pencil case with. Then I printed off the I SPY...

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