Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Run 'N Spell

M seems so much happier (and more manageable) when we've been able to include some active activities in our day. My latest attempt in this direction has been "Run n' spell." Here's an example of how we do it:

Me: Run and go touch something in this room.
M: (runs to couch) couch
Me: Ok, M, come on back and we'll see if we can spell it together. c-c-c-ouch. What letter makes the c- sound?
M: C
Me: That's right! Couch starts with C. (as I write it on an index card) c-o-u-c-h. Ok- go give the couch it's name tag.
M: (runs back to couch and puts the card on it)

Despite its simplicity, M really gets a kick out of it!


Unknown said...

I love it! What a great way to teach initial consonants!

Sandi said...

Brilliant--she runs, I sit. Love it!

Sandi said...

Brilliant--she runs, I sit. Love it!

Renita said...

Great, simple activity my kids would love! This could also be used to identify colors/shapes, or to bolster foreign language vocabulary (i.e. writing the word in Spanish).