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Word Play: Play with sounds, letters, and words to help develop skills that are important for reading: • Think of words that start with the same sound as your child’s first name. Then do the same for names of other people in your family. • Practice making letters and words with all different materials. Try sidewalk chalk, playdough, sand, and shaving cream!
Words to Know Practice reading and spelling these words that children will see a lot in books they read: an did has he in it me put ran she sits with.
Lets Read Together: Make a special time and place to read with your child every day. While you read, ask: • What happens in the beginning/middle/end? • What is the story about? Tell me in your own words. • What clue in the picture shows what the word means?
Letters and Lists: Support your child to write letters and lists: • Work together to write shopping lists or “to do” lists with pictures and words. • Send cards, letters, or e-mail to family members who live far away. Your child will love getting a response! • Write thank you notes for gifts or other acts of kindness. Have your child tell you what to write, and “sign” his or her name.
2D (square, circle, triangle, rectangle, hexagon, rhombus) and 3D shapes (cube, sphere, cone, cylinder).
Measurement (taller than, shorter than, longer, heavier, lighter)
Please help your child practice counting every day. Their end of the year goal is to count to 100 by 1's and 10's. They also need to be able to write numbers 0-20. One strategy is to make number cards and then have the put the numbers in order. They can practice making their own cards by writing the numbers on them.