Word Building for Beginner Readers
I picked up a bag of these black river rocks
and used a paint marker
to write the letters.
These rocks are awesome for play and learning. I’m thinking we may do a math set of rocks and an upper case/lower case letters set too. There are so many learning possibilities with these sets!
Letter Blends Activity
Once the paint dried, we had nice bright letters on the black rocks, and got started with our word building. Big Sister used the rocks to sound out the letter blends and built tons of words.
This is such a great activity for beginner readers. Hands on learning is more fun…and seems to make the concepts “stick”.
We even used the letters with Little Guy, who is working on identifying lower case letters. He liked playing with these rocks, too and had fun naming the letters. We’ll be pulling our letter rocks out again soon, and maybe adding them to the sandbox with a few construction vehicles, into a bin of corn for sensory play, or…the possibilities are endless!!
looking for ideas for your beginner reader? Try some of these. They are fun learning activities…kid tested!