Below are a few examples:
- s-blends: The Snowy Day – Ezra Jack Keats
- /s/ sound: Caps, Hats, Socks, and Mittens – Louise Borden
- /g/ sound: Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown
- /f/ sound: The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss’s Wacky Book of Opposites – Dr. Seuss
- /l/ sound: Polar Bear Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? – Bill Martin/Eric Carle
- /r/ sound: Rotten Ralph – Jack Gantos
- Sequencing: There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow – By Lucille Colandro – Have your child list in order the things she ate!
- Inferencing: If You Give a Moose a Muffin – By Laura Numeroff – Have your child predict what will happen next in the story.
Any Board game can be beneficial for turn taking. Finding games where there is only one person who wins (e.g. Ants in the Pants, Cooties, or Don’t Break the Ice) may help them learn how to be a graceful loser and winner. Other ideas are listed below:
- Zingo – Good for building articulation skills, learning new site words.
- Mr. Potato Head – Good for following directions, recognizing body parts, learning articles of clothing, colors.
- Play farm – Good for expanding vocabulary, labeling, imitating animal sounds, understanding prepositions.
- Play-Doh – Good for sensory processing, fine motor, syllable shaping, following commands, object identification.
- LIFE – Good for building social skills and understanding life takes us in all different directions.
- Story Cubes – Good for sequencing and creating stories.