Here in the Diaper Diaries household we are big on reading. We try and read at least once a day with our kids. A lifelong love of reading is something we really want to instill in our children. I think one of the keys to that is get them started early.
As soon as Lily showed any interest in her ABC’s we started to talk about how each letter sounds. Then she started preschool and they do Zoophonics every day. Suddenly she was all about letters. So to encourage her, we made an ABC book together.
We started with a blank spiral bound notebook and put alphabet stickers on each page. Then, I took a bunch of old magazines and we began to cut out pictures that were of interest (bonus: opportunity to practice cutting). Together we tried to figure out what letter each picture started with. The key is too look for pictures that use the “true” sound of each letter, so a picture of a cat would work, a chair wouldn’t.
Then came every child’s favorite activity: we got out the glue. Seriously, what is it about glue? We glued each picture on the appropriate letter page. The result:
The best thing was, it was all Lily’s. I feel like it really helped us move to the next step in pre-reading skills.
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