Sunday, August 29, 2010

Clothespin Letters

A package of wooden clothespins can go a long way in teaching beginning reading skills, word skills and phonemic awareness! First, write a letter of the alphabet on each of the clothespins from A to Z.  Then hang a line of string along a wall or even outside between trees.  Next have your child  put them in alphabetical order!  You can even start with just a few letters at a time.  Another idea is to use the clothespins to make words (like 3 or 4 letter short and long vowel words).  You can also write each of the letters on some tag board and have your child match them up. There are endless ways to use clothespins as learning tools!   What other ideas can you think of?

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