We are busy enjoying warm days and a relaxed summer schedule. Of course summer is also the perfect time for playful learning at a slower speed. With Big M headed into first grade and Little M following right behind into kindergarten, sight words are high on our list of priorities.
When my mom brought home this magnetic dry erase board with empty magnet tiles I knew just what to do with them. She found them at a garage sale and I have no idea where to buy one. If you know leave me a comment… I’m sure other readers would like to know as well. Of course, this is one learning toy that would be easy to put together yourself. Just buy a dry erase magnet board and some magnet strips. (A couple of readers have left some ideas of where to get one… so check the comment section!)
I grabbed the sight words Big M worked on last year (and that Little M will be working on next year) and filled in the blank tiles. I also added some very important names.
Sight Word Practice 4 ways
1. See (and hear), find, read, write. When it’s the first time with a new set of words this is a great way to begin. Say the word while showing the card. Have your little one find it, and then read it. Next up, write it out.
2. Making sentences. Make a sentence using the sight words and let your little one copy it. Once they are familiar with the words, have them make their own sentences.
3. Missing words. Write out a sentence leaving out one word. Have your little one find the missing word.
4. Spelling fun. For those kids who are working on spelling words leave out a word that they are not familiar with. Have them sound it out and fill it in.
Hope your summer has been filled with playful learning!