Thursday, 25 May 2017

Forest phonics fun in Bushy Park

Jane pointing to animals on a sign

I can't really believe Jane will be starting school in September. But there is no doubt she is ready for it. Perhaps having two older brothers has encouraged her but there is no doubt she is a girl that enjoys learning.  In a way she is always being taught to.  Her brother, David, is autistic and pre-verbal so we spend time shaping sounds and now looking at letters.  When Jane and I were walking around Bushy Park this week, she found a 'stick letter'.  And then had fun looking for letters and sounds as an impromtu activity that you can try too.

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17 comments:

  1. This is so great I always encourage parents to keep an eye out for sounds everywhere. Your daughter is right too rrrrr is in frog, very smart girl! Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

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  2. What a cute idea to look for stick letters! I taught my 3 oldest to read all just by pointing out letters, sounding them out, and answering natural questions that came up as we were reading. Sounds like you're doing a great job! #ablogginggoodtime

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  3. Ahh! What fun! It sounds like a brilliant way to learn.
    Your girl sounds like a very bright girl x

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  4. Sounds like a fun trip out! My son starts school in September and has just started taking an interest in letters and phonics so we play a lot of games like this! Thanks for sharing with #WotW

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  5. I like the sound of finding stick letters - what a fun idea. Will have to try this one with my girls :-) #WotW

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    1. Thank you for linking this up to #ftmob too :-)

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  6. What a great idea! learning outside sounds like fun too x

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  7. I remember the fun we used to have with phonics games in the most ordinary places. It's true that you can have fun with just sticks and 'treasure' from walks! #wotw

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  8. Stick letters are a great idea. My daughter is in reception class at the moment x

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  9. Love these ideas and activities!
    #triumphanttales

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  10. What fun activity ideas! And a great way to incorporate nature into learning!

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  11. This is a handy little post - thanks for sharing. I'm bookmarking for quick reference. My Little Man is starting school in September too - where does the time go?! Thanks for joining us at #TriumphantTales, I hope to see you back next week :)

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  12. it is great that they take learning outdoors now
    #TriumphantTales

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  13. I love this so much, Number One has always loved letters and word games too, I'm sure she would love this activity. We will be giving it a go next time we're out for a walk #PostsFromTheHeart

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  14. This is a great idea especially as it marries two of my boy's favourite things; letters and the outdoors. Will definitely be doing this on our next walk. Thanks for joining in #littlemakes

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  15. Children grow up so quickly. You don't believe it when people say it to you for the first time but it's true. I love that she's learning from her whole family and the concept of forest phonics is certainly a lot of fun. #littlemakes

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  16. Great idea! I'd never thought of this! Love your photos of this! #littlemakes

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