To get students excited about reading and writing, teachers know the importance of including lots of fun literacy activities within the daily schedule. We encourage parents to do the same thing at home. You can share this printable with parents in your next newsletter, or as a unique handout at parent teacher conferences to inspire families to squeeze a bit of literacy (and fun) into another part of their daily routine.
Do your students spend time in the car? Traveling from home to school, or to soccer practice and ballet lessons? Why not use that time to practice beginning letter sounds and rhyming, or cause and effect relationships...
Read and Write on the Road is a little booklet full of literacy games to do in the car. Parents can throw it in the glove box to pull out when the kids need a fun distraction to pass the miles. (-Or to pass time while waiting for big brother to finish soccer practice, or for the food to arrive at the restaurant.)
If you’d like more ideas for parents on how to create a print-rich home through simple literacy routines and activities, visit me at www.smalltypes.com, or at http://www.facebook.com/smalltypes.