Homeschool World Forums     Home     Mall     Catalog     Articles     Contests     Events     Groups     Forum     Contact  
Homeschool World Forum Forum Index Homeschool World Forum
Read thousands of forum posts on topics such as homeschool law, getting started, curriculum, special needs, homeschool vs public school, and much, much more!
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Labeling items?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Homeschool World Forum Forum Index -> Preschool and Readiness
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Sandy
User


Joined: 19 Nov 2006
Posts: 33
Location: MN

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:16 pm    Post subject: Labeling items? Reply with quote

I was just wondering if anyone "labeled" items in your home for your pre-readers to "read". My dd is only 3 1/2, but I'm wondering if it would be helpful for her to see the names of things in written form.
_________________
Mom of 3 tow-headed girly-girls: L(4), I(2), F(3 months)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mommyto2girls
User


Joined: 29 Oct 2007
Posts: 47

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have considered doing the same thing. I think it is a good idea...helps with realizing that everything has a word to represent it. One of the good things I picked up from my education as an educator! I just have to get down to business and do it. My DD is 3 1/2 also.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ann foster
User


Joined: 07 Jan 2008
Posts: 7
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have used this option and it really helps with lots of concepts. It associates the word with the object and helps the child to understand that a word is the name of that object. Children find the concept of "word" quite difficult.
After a few words are placed on objects I talk about long words and short words and then introduce letters.I tell them that long words have lots of letters and short words have less letters. I tell the child that long words make a long noise and short words make a short noise and all of this informal instruction helps with sounding later on.
Ann Foster
Australia
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Theodore
Moderator


Joined: 06 Oct 2005
Posts: 2122
Location: Missouri, US

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard of people who write interesting sayings all over the walls of their house. Requires repainting later, but you'll probably have to do that anyway if you want to sell.

In Cheaper on the Dozen (all true stories of the Gilbreth family), the dad actually wrote messages on the wall in Morse code, some of which translated to odd jokes or sayings, a few as clues to the location of a prize. All his kids learned Morse Code in no time Smile
_________________
Homeschool Articles - Events - Support Groups
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
southmomof2
User


Joined: 03 Feb 2008
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just wanted to add that we label alot of things in our house, it actually started off as a way for Daddy to help with cleanup since I have unofficial OCD(not really) about tidyness when the day is done, but she (just barely3) has learned the simple regonition of "doll" "house" and "Food"

I thought it was pretty cool myself.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rayaansmom
User


Joined: 09 Feb 2008
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using cards to read through context is an excellent way to get kids to place words in their proper context.

If you're just starting, choose 6 easy to recognize objects around the house like the door, bed, lamp, etc. and place cards with these words written on them in caps on the object.
Keep them for a week.
Point out the cards and read the words out aloud to help her identify the objects.
At the end of the week, remove all the cards, write down the names on a sheet of paper, and ask your child to match the cards with the word on the sheet.

You can increase the difficulty of the words as she goes along.

Something like this can also be used to teach kids a new language if they're ready for it, or if you want to introduce them to a new one.
_________________
The PreSchool Mama - Games, Activities, Crafts and More!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Jazzy
User


Joined: 02 Jan 2008
Posts: 214

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We never did it and my child learned to read just fine, but I don't think it could hurt anything.
_________________
www.successful-homeschooling.com!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Homeschool World Forum Forum Index -> Preschool and Readiness All times are GMT - 6 Hours (CST)
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Homeschool World Terms of Use  •  Privacy Policy  •  Copyright ©1993-Now Home Life, Inc.