People are motivated to read and write because we know that print contains a message. We also know that anything we say can be put into print.
In our third and final post of this series spotlighting different early literacy games to play at home, we will focus on building awareness about speech to print or what we say can be written down.
Speech to print is the third building block in the journey towards becoming a reader, alongside shared book reading and phonological awareness, which we covered in two other posts: Sharing Stories, Building Brains, and Five Games to Help Young Children Learn to Read.
Here are a few games that will help your little ones master this early literacy skill:
If You Can Say It, You Can Write It!
Have your child dictate a thank you note, an email or a story to you. Write down exactly what is said, not making any corrections for grammar or pronunciation. Read it back to your child, pointing to each word as you go.
Stick to It!
Sticky notes make labeling objects around the house quick and easy. You can even label your own bodies.
For more Speech to Print activities you can do with kids at home, please visit our Building Blocks for Literacy course page.