I have been making some penguin things recently and I have seen people mentioning them on their blogs.
I created The Penguin Path back in December and had a lot of fun trying my hand at graphic design. Spesamor Academy mentioned me in her post titled Penguins Part One and shows a picture of her children using the game board.
My first download of 2010 was Penguin Learns The Alphabet. My second download of this year was Penguin Learns -at Words. These two downloads were tons of work to make, but loads of fun. Cariann over at Unionvale mentioned me in her post -at word games.
I have some more fun ideas for Penguins that will be showing up soon.
I would love to hear what else you would like to see – leave me a note in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.
I was asked yesterday for some basic phonics and reading resources. Here are some of the best resources that I have found. I have included a short note under each link so that you can determine the appropriateness for your own family.
This is a link to the free download center at Starfall. If you like the activities on the website, these compliment them perfectly. Here is a link to Starfall’s home page.
This set of worksheets from Beginning Reading will help your child work on their letters. They are very simple.
This is another set of worksheets from Beginning Reading to help your child work on their letters.
This set of worksheets from Beginning Reading has some beginning letter identifying.
This set of worksheets from Beginning Reading has you selecting the correct beginning letter.
This is another set of worksheets from Beginning Reading and has you choosing the correct beginning letter.
A set of 12 collections of letter cards from Beginning Reading to help your young learners build words.
This is one of my favorite collections of phonics worksheets. There are two volumes on this one page. They cover tons of phonics and reading instruction. Have a look at this one for sure.
This is a nice collection of Word Family resources from Kidzone.
SparkleBox has an amazing collection of resources for literacy and beginning reading. I also wanted to let you know that they have tons of other resources on their website too.
TLS Books has an excellent collection of worksheets. Scroll down to find the Language Arts section. I would also highly recommend visiting other ares of this site if you have children in other grades.
This web page from Carl’s Corner has tons of resources for when you are learning to blend words.
This web page from Carl’s Corner has tons of resources for when you are learning about digraphs.
This page from Hubbard’s Cupboard has a large collection of sight word booklets that you can print out. I love Hubbard’s Cupboard.
This page from Hubbard’s Cupboard has a large collection of word family booklets that you can print out.
This web page has large collection of really amazing printables. If you click on the link Phonics, it will take you to a page with some fun printables. If you look at the left hand side of this page (the phonics one) you will see more choices: Consonant Sounds, Vowel Sounds, Blends/Digraphs, Rhymes, and Word Study. Each of these pages also has some wonderful printables for use when your child is learning to read.
This website has a large collection of activity sheets that will help your students practice identifying words that rhyme. Activities include matching pictures whose words rhyme, connecting rhyming words from two lists, adding letters to create words that rhyme with a given prompt, writing words from a given picture prompt, and more.
This web page has lists of words for each word family.
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