By Aranyu Soltesz. Alphabet Worksheet. At Monday, January 13th 2020, 08:46:41 AM.
You can buy blank puzzles that let you create anything you want on the pieces. They're also affordable so your kids can create new puzzles with every new spelling list. With one blank puzzle, kids can decorate their puzzles any way they want and then write their spelling words on the pieces. Once the puzzle's complete, kids can cut around each word to make their own unique puzzle or simply use the pre cut pieces to begin studying their spelling words right away.
Write the alphabet all over the ball, writing each letter randomly and not all in order. Now stand across from your kids and bounce the ball to them. As you bounce the ball, call out one of the spelling words. Not only do they catch the ball, they then search for the letter on the alphabet ball and call it out while showing you the letter. If they get the letter right, they bounce the ball back to you and you say the next letter in the word after you find the letter on the ball, taking turns until the word is complete.
After being read to for a year or so, children will want and even pretend to be reading the words themselves. Usually they have picked up a word or two by memory, and it will be a good time to introduce flash cards. Preschoolers can handle about 3 flashcards at a time and once they have a good comprehension of those 3, then 2 more can be added. This method is called "chunking" and is very successful. Repetition is important, and testing the meaning of the word in conversation with the child.