In AAR and AAS, we use phonogram cards and letter tiles to give your child lots of opportunity to learn, review, and practice phonograms.
But if you believe like I do that you can never have too much practice, here’s a great hands-on activity that you can slip in whenever you have a few extra minutes. It’s so much fun your child might not even realize he’s practicing!
Here’s what you’ll need to create your very own phonogram swatter:
Cut around the “splat” graphic, leaving enough white space to completely cover the head of your swatter. Affix the splat to the head of the swatter with two pieces of clear contact paper, one on the front and one on the back. Trim the excess contact paper, leaving about ½” of contact paper around the edges. Now you’re ready to start swatting phonograms.
Say the name and/or sound of a phonogram and have your child “swat” that phonogram with his swatter. Keep going until all the phonograms have been swatted. Repeat any phonograms that your child had trouble with.
There is no limit to the fun that you can have with your swatter. Here are a few more ideas:
Can you think of more fun ways to use your swatter? Leave a comment!