beginning sounds

digraphs and blends: search, find, and rhyme game
September 16, 2010 No Comment

digraphs and blends: search, find, and rhyme game

It’s no secret that digraphs and blends are tough for some kiddos to enunciate and hear. These tricky, unique sounds are difficult for little mouths to create, and it’s known ...

s- blends bingo time!
November 23, 2009 10 comments

s- blends bingo time!

Blends are so tough for some kiddos to grasp, and my intention for working on s-blends with Owen was not to frustrate him; rather, I hoped to help him with ...

doing a little digraph shopping
November 12, 2009 3 comments

doing a little digraph shopping

Maddy had a half day of school today, so Owen, Maddy, and I had a chance to play some “before rest time” games just like the good ole days. For ...

just owen and me, sorting s's and t's
September 23, 2009 3 comments

just owen and me, sorting s’s and t’s

Owen and I did a simple sort today–another beginning sound sort that focused on s-, st-, and t-. He is used to doing sorts, but the way we did today’s ...

tricky, tricky digraph sort
June 26, 2009 1 comment

tricky, tricky digraph sort

I had Owen all to myself this afternoon while Maddy played at a friend’s house and Cora took her nap. I gave him the choice of playing anything from our ...

picture and word sort
May 7, 2009 2 comments

picture and word sort

Yesterday was a super-busy and a totally out-of-the-ordinary day for us. We spent the day at PBS Headquarters in Virginia (seriously!) with some other cool DC Metro Moms, and I ...

follow-the-path game
April 16, 2009 3 comments

follow-the-path game

I’m trying to work on isolating sounds in words with Owen. When he listens to Maddy sounding out words, he gets confused about sounds he hears in the beginning, middle, ...

muffin madness & sound sorting
January 24, 2009 No Comment

muffin madness & sound sorting

Just from the way that things worked out today, I had some chunks of quiet time with each Maddy, Owen, and Cora. As much as I love watching my little ...