Welcome to Parent Child Education

Come join our community to access the best resources for educating the children in your life.

Member Login

Lost your password?

Reading

Making Your Own Letter Game Board!

November 24, 2009
Making Your Own Letter Game Board!

Letter Matching Game Materials: cardboard or pizza board spring hinged clothespins markers stickers wrapping paper 1. Cut the cardboard in the shape of a circle (16″ in diameter) or use a pizza board. Pizza boards can be purchased at a local craft store or just ask your favorite pizza place if you can purchase...
Read More »

Listening to ABC Songs Together

November 24, 2009
Listening to ABC Songs Together

Singing the ABC song as you go about your day with your child singing along with you will help them become familiar with the letters. Youtube has some fun alphabet song videos to watch: Elmo sings the alphabet song from Sesame Street Alphabet Song. Let’s sing with TOONBO There are other ABC songs on...
Read More »

Name Game with Scrambled Letters

November 20, 2009
Name Game with Scrambled Letters

Children want to know how to spell their own names, so scramble the letters of their name and make it a game to put them in order. Materials – cards with letters (store bought or homemade) – your child’s name written down Give your child the letters in their name all scrambled up and...
Read More »

Games for Learning the ABC’s

November 20, 2009

Having your child learn their ABC’s is fundamental for them to learn to read. Remember to introduce the lower case letters as well as the upper case letters. The lower case letters are really important because when your child begins to read, they are going to see more lower case letters than upper case. ...
Read More »

Use the Word “bed” to Determine the Direction of the Letters “b” and “d”

October 29, 2009
Use the Word “bed” to Determine  the Direction of the Letters  “b” and “d”

Learning to read is thrilling for children and deciphering the meaning of all the symbols that we call letters is like giving them messages in code and asking them to find the hidden meaning. They want to understand, but the symbols are meaningless until they learn how to look at them. So far in...
Read More »

Tracing Letters In the Air

October 23, 2009
Tracing Letters In the Air

Writing is important to be able to communicate with others effectively.  For those letters that are giving your child trouble writing, try this: Have them make the shapes of the letters in the air with their arm extended and using their whole body. The idea is for them to feel the letters and the direction...
Read More »

Taking the Confusion Out of Confusing Letters

October 23, 2009
Taking the Confusion Out of Confusing Letters

Materials: containers colored paper popsicle sticks or card stock cut out letters from magazines 1. For those letters that are similar and are confusing your child, get a container for each letter. For instance; in print these groupings of letters can look the same when they are flipped: Group 1 “w” and “m“ Group...
Read More »

Isolating Sounds That Rhyme

October 18, 2008

Your child knows the alphabet. It’s so exciting! Your child is on their way to becoming an independent reader. Now they are ready to learn the letter sounds by playing with words that rhyme. Materials: glue sheets of paper old magazines A selection of books that have verses that rhyme like: Hop on Pop and...
Read More »

Playing with Letter Sounds

October 18, 2008
Playing with Letter Sounds

Playing with Letter Sounds Materials: backpack hat an upper case “A” and a lower case “a” written on 2 pieces of paper to attach to the front and back of the hat and the backpack a selection of items with the beginning sound set out for a scavenger hunt for each letter sound Prior...
Read More »

Recognizing the Letters of the Alphabet

October 18, 2008
Recognizing the Letters  of the Alphabet

Using charming books that will capture your child‘s interest, you’ll both have fun reading the stories together. Books like: Silly Sally, Hop on Pop Book & CD, and Green Eggs and Ham. Recognizing the Letters Materials: Bottle tops for plastic milk cartons or water bottles Reading books that play with the sounds through rhyme or in word families...
Read More »



Summer Activities

Archives