We are relearning the alphabets! You may want to ask why relearn when the child already know all the alphabets. To me, repetition over time is to make sure that the child really remembers well and also for the strong phonemic awareness. As a human being, if you don’t repeat often, you tend to forget. A child’s memory is extremely good as his/her “memory stick” is brand new but nonetheless repetition is a good way for them to master a skill or knowledge.
This week we are learning the letter K. I showed mei mei again what letter it is, she was able to tell me and we sang along with some phonic songs that I have downloaded. It was like a circle time for her to warm her up for the lesson and she loves singing and dancing. Warming up done and we moved on to sensory activity. During the sensory activity, she gets to play with the playdoh! Yes, she loves playdoh and she was given a mat to make the letter K/k using the playdoh she had.
We read the words that start with letter K/k and did a treasure hunt on the items that can be found at our home starting with the letter too! Before we moved on the writing, she did a do-a-dot on the kite.
I wouldn’t emphasised a lot on writing for now since she doesn’t like as I do not want to kill her interest on learning. Once the writing worksheet is completed, we proceeded on to cut and paste activity.
This time round, we made used of the craft for our learning time. All she needs to do is to put in only words that start with letter k into the koala cup tree. Look how happy she was with her little game and craft. She shouted out the word and nodded to herself if the word is starting with k and placed the sticks into the cup, and shaked her head if it’s not.
With the hype on learning, we “calmed” ourselves down with story time and nursery rhymes. That’s it! We have completed our letter k for this week. How about you? Hope you have enjoyed our learning journey on letter K/k!
We have digitised the worksheets and is available in our store. If you are interested, do get a copy at our website: www.youngsmarties.com