Monday, September 13, 2010

Thinking Inside the Box (Hot Tamales, that is!)

I am sitting here looking at my Hot Tamales box and thinking how those letters would be great for my little boy, Owen, to write in. Owen is learning his letters and some have come easier for him than others. So, to make it fun, we have found lots of different ways to recognize and write his letters. While at the beach, recently, we discovered a fun way to use the children’s menus and the free literature in the restaurants. Since many of the menus have bubble or block lettering, he first had to find a letter that maybe looked a little different to him. If it was smaller in size he circled the letter. Many advertisements within the free publications had large letters which allowed for plenty of space to write within. Since there were only a few on each page, he felt a sense of accomplishment as he completed each page and eagerly flipped to the next for his next challenge. So, don’t worry about getting flashcards and all of the fancy supplies at the teacher’s store, take a look around. There are plenty of opportunities for learning all around you!

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