Learn Phonics with Old Catalogs

If your house is like mine, you are inundated with catalogs.  Before tossing them into the recycle bin, use them to reinforce letter sounds.Learning phonics

What you need:

  • 1, 3-prong folder with pockets (or a binder)
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • alphabet pages (paste letters from environmental print sources, write the letter with a marker and/or use your computer to print pages that have each letter of the alphabet – one letter per page and put the pages into the folder)
  • unwanted catalogs or magazines

Keep all these supplies in one location and when your pre-schooler or kindergartener is in the mood to cut, have him cut out any pictures he likes and glue them to the page sporting the letter that is the first letter of the object in his picture.  If your little one can write, encourage him to label the pics.  Go crazy – add letter stickers, use highlighter to write the letter and have your kiddo trace it.  The possibilities are endless.


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