Supporting Reading and Writing at home

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Making Early Reading and Writing Fun at Home…

Reading: To support learning high frequency words we recommend creating your own word cards from the word lists in the small yellow books that have come home recently.

  • Write the words onto cards ready for your child to practice.
  • Use the cards for hopscotch,
  • passwords( to be able to go through doors, put on shoes, open the fridge),
  • 10 pin bowling (use water bottles with the cards stuck on),
  • memory match/ concentration.

Your child can;

  • paint the words,
  • write the words like a rainbow (write over the top of each word again and again in different colours),
  • make the words with playdough,
  • use magnetic letters to make the word,
  • use thick popsticks to make sight words dominoes (two words on a stick – one at each end).

We would love to see what ideas you come up with so please share with your child’s teacher (photo or send it in!) of what creative ways you are using to learn sight words at home.

Writing: Children are enthusiastic writers when they are enjoying and having fun. Children love to have their own special notebooks, diaries, mini whiteboard to write messages to family members, lists (shopping, things to do, places to go, people), cards, post it notes are also a great tool to encourage writers.

Passwords are great fun!