The ABC See, Hear, Do Reading Flashcards and ABC See, Hear, Do 2 Reading Flashcards are available in uppercase or lowercase format. Each includes a letter or letter blend with its corresponding animal beneath. These flashcards are a great addition to the books ABC See, Hear, Do: Learn to Read 55 Words and ABC See, Hear, Do 2: Blended Beginning Sounds. They can be used at home, at school, or at storytime!
We suggest printing on cardstock and laminating the cards for durability. There are multiple ways to use these cards. Here are 5 ideas:
After laminating, hot glue a piece of felt to the back of each card. Form simple three or four letter words that your child can practice reading. Try reading words that rhyme– for example, start with A-T on the flannel board, and then change the first letter (c, m, p, s, r, b, v) to help your child see patterns in words. Use the books ABC See, Hear, Do: Learn to Read 55 Words and ABC See, Hear, Do 2: Blended Beginning Sounds for more word ideas!
Take turns sliding three random letters together and sounding out the resulting silly nonsense words! This helps children practice letter sounds and blending them together—plus, it’s silly! For even more silliness, make up definitions for your silly words.
Find objects that correspond to words your child can read. Put each of these objects into a bag. Let your child pull one object out of the bag. Now she must find the letters she needs to spell it (you can hide letters around the house, or for a greater challenge, instruct her to find the letters on household objects). For example, if she pulls a bus out of the bag, she needs to find the letters B-U-S.
Open to the word pages in ABC See, Hear, Do: Learn to Read 55 Words or ABC See, Hear, Do 2: Blended Beginning Sounds. Then help your child match the flashcard letters to the words in the book.
Create an obstacle course for your child. Tape flashcards in various places throughout the obstacle course. While your child completes the course, instruct him to collect each of the flashcards. When he finishes, challenge him to place the letters in order and read the word. Then do the obstacle course again, using different flashcards!
Do you have any other fun ideas for using the ABC See, Hear, Do Reading Flashcards? We’d love to here them! Please comment below.
The ABC See, Hear, Do Reading Flashcards are available here:
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