Here is our week of Y is for Yarn. I am really proud of how NJoy is getting his letter sounds! I saved Y to be one of our last letters because early letter learners tend to confuse the sound of Y and think it makes the /w/ sound. And why not? Its name, “why”, starts with the /w/ sound!
Tracing the shapes around the yo-yos–this was a good challenge for him
Y Do-a-dot (with yellow paint, of course)
Y Poke Page-once again, a BIG hit around here
A Little Bit of Yellow
My Yellow Book: FREE to download
He colored each page with a marker (I gave him the option of yellow do-a-dot paint, marker, colored pencil, or crayon and he chose marker). He really has begun to enjoy coloring more just lately, which has widened the pallet of things I can have him do. Yay!
I also made another FREE DOWNLOAD: What is Yellow? emergent reader, but we didn’t do this one…just thought I’d go ahead and make it while the idea was fresh. If there’s enough interest, I may make one of these books for each of the colors.
FREE DOWNLOAD The Colors of Yarn Book: This took almost all week to complete, but his eyes lit up every time I brought it out. I found the different colors of yarn I had stashed in the attic and cut each one into a few small strips.
On the same download, you’ll also find another emergent reader; which, again, we didn’t use, but thought I’d go ahead and make.
Yarn Puzzle: this is the FIRST time he’s been able to do one of these 6-piece puzzles completely by himself. I was so proud! I would suggest that if your child cannot do them independently, print off two copies: one as a base that you don’t cut apart and the other to cut for puzzle pieces. I wish I’d done this earlier on when he struggled with these.
Yarn Shape Puzzles: He matched them up, then told me what shape he made.
Yarn Color by Number (love how he’s gripping the marker…)
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