This week’s On the Shelves Snapshot is another literacy activity for practising sight words. This activity uses our sight word cards, a blank piece of lined card for writing and some lines, curves and dots from our Spielgaben set. Here’s a picture on Instagram of Jack working with this activity.
[Jack and Sarah use these activities during our Self-directed Explorations time. You can read more about that here.]
Jack is not an avid writer but he likes to build and create patterns with loose parts so this activity suits him well. I have noticed too that working with sight words has really helped his confidence with reading.
Spielgaben is an incredible set of materials. If you don’t have a set, you could use other loose parts like matchsticks or sticks, round wood chips for the circles and cut pieces of wire or pipe-cleaners for the curves (I’m trying to think of a natural material for the curves but am running a blank at the moment, any ideas?)
If you’ve been thinking about investing in a Spielgaben set, you can get an 11% discount off the retail price. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning An Everyday Story and they’ll send you a discount code. We use ours a lot for maths and are starting to use it more for language…and soon, music, which I am excited about.