Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Letter of the Week : Dd

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BOOKS TO READ
 
 To save money , local library is a good option. You can also use whatever books you may have in your home library to supplement with the lesson. 

 From the library...

 


From our home library...
 



Start out by saying the letter out loud. Teaching her the phonetic sound of the letter. Next is the line tracing and letter tracing
(both  upper case and lower case letter D ) in  standard form.

I downloaded the free line tracing here : www.tlsbooks.com


You can find the Dinosaur theme tracing sheets here : Confessions of a Homeschooler ( please read her terms with printing her free printables , it is for personal use only and it can not be use for monetary purposes).

Why practice your child's tracing skills? 
To teach our young ones to write ,  pre writing skills are necessary. It helps develop their fine motor skill,  the correct way to hold a pencil and how to use a good, firm grip.  Tracing enhances development of hand/eye coordination. 


  

We did a dinosaur number sequencing activity.

We used our  LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet Set , so she could hear and practice the phonetic sound of the letter D again. Kids loves buttons right? Any buttons that produces sound and music is fun for them.


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To practice her fine motor skills, we did a cut and paste activity. I wrote both upper and lower case D on a clean sheet of paper. Then , I cut small strips of old magazines for her to cut into small squares . She then paste all the small square pieces of paper on to the paper forming a collage of letter D. Make sure to use a Child-Safe Scissor Set.


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Find things around your house  or cut some pictures of objects that starts with the letter D . I read each of the words and pointed out the object while reading it to her. I made her repeat the word after me.  
Since she loves doing games . I shuffled all the words and asked her to match it with the object. She got it all right and gave her a sticker for a prize.


To print these magnet page for D is for duck : Making Learning Fun

We've been using these glass beads from the dollar store, We also count while we put the glass bead on each slot. If your child would enjoy magnet pieces instead , use   Officeship 100 Pieces Power Magnets, 3/4 inch Diameter, Assorted Colors and a cookie sheet ( from a dollar store would work perfect).

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To print this  free letter Dd tracing worksheet ( D 'Nealian) : First-School Preschool and Crafts





To print this  free letter Dd tracing worksheet :  Toddler-net Tracing Worksheet




We also did COLOR BY LETTERS ACTIVITY and CONNECT THE DOTS ACTIVITY.

COLOR BY ACTIVITY , or just giving little kids pages to color is a fun way to also practice their fine motor skills. It allows them to be creative and I think it greatly helps with enhancing their focus or attention span with a given task.

Print the color by letters here for free : Coloring. ws by DLTK


CONNECT THE DOTS ACTIVITY, teaches them number sequencing. They will have fun on seeing how the pictures on the page comes together.


Print the connect the dots activity here for free : Coloring. ws by DLTK


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4 comments:

  1. This is such a nice tutorial. I, too, like to print various worksheets for my almost 5 year old. What kid doesn't like tracing :)? Thank you for the links! Funny, we just took back to the library the book "The dancing dinos go to school". My boy loved it. The library is such a good resource for books!

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    1. Hi Alina, Thank you for visiting..Your right! they love to do tracing.. and you can't beat free resources for reading. We love our library. God bless...

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  2. Some wonderful ideas!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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    1. Hi Carrie, Thank you for stopping by..appreciate..God bless..

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