After our fun making and learning with our Touchy Feely Tactile Letters we tried some other sensory activities. This is our second week looking at the letter 's' - I wanted to be sure I'm not pushing Vin to learn too quickly, but I also want to make sure to take my cues from him when he seems bored or has mastered one thing and needs to move on.
'Star' was one of our 's' words we were looking at last week, so it was lucky Vin got these glow in the dark stars as a belated Christmas gift. I blu-tacked them to a sheet of black paper and off went the lights - this one in particular was such a hit, I think we'll be doing it again when we change letters!
I literally looked for an opportunity at every playtime to covertly sneak in some hardcore learning... mostly he liked this traintrack because the trains fell off the end of the rails and then he destroyed it!
I have seen this activity on lots of play-blogs, and since we love playdough so much it seemed a good one. I drew out a couple of different shapes and stuck them in plastic wallets so the playdough wouldn't stick...
Here he is hard at work...
There is a proper post coming up on this one...
...and this one... fake snow!
I have seen lots of US blogs where the kids are using 'dot-stampers' to fill out a letter shape, I haven't seen any here (but am tempted to give the kids some Bingo Dabbers and let rip!) Vin had a go with his mini-stamp markers, but I think we might be a little ahead of ourselves
Hope you enjoyed this fascinating post of lots of different s's - next week we are moving onto the letter a*
*we are following a phonetic scheme for early learners that doesn't teach the alphabet or the 'names' of the letters (as in 'ess' instead of 's') - the first sounds are S, A, T, I, P, N