Today, I am excited to have Carla from Preschool Powol Packets guest posting about writing word families.
As my daughter has learned to read and write I’ve discovered that she enjoys the process more if I let her practice her new skills in a variety of ways. One of our favorites is writing on mirrors!
To use mirrors for word family practice, write the word ending on the mirror with a dry erase marker, and let your child fill in the beginning sound. Then let your child erase the first letter and fill it in with another one! You can also let your child illustrate the words, spell other words, or review sight words. You can even use it to practice letter and number recognition for younger children! For an even more exciting experience, let your child write on a full-sized bedroom or bathroom mirror–a paper towel easily wipes the dry erase marker off!
Of course, when you’re done your children will all want to color on it too!
Carla is a public school teacher turned homeschooling mom of three young children who blogs at Preschool Powol Packets. She loves teaching, playing with her family, eating chocolate, and trying new things. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Google +, and Twitter!
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