Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Fridge Magnet Fun
Fortunately (for me) the throwing years have come and gone. The children have now come up with educational ways to use this toy. They love to line the letters up in a straight line or a big circle (in alphbetical order, of course). They take great pride in knowing what sound each letter makes, and what letters they need to write their names.
You can also use this toy to teach the difference between consonants and vowels. It demonstrates both sounds for each vowel and both hard and soft sounds for C and G.
There are so many ways you can use this simple toy. LeapFrog also sells sets of letters without the player. It helps to have two of each letter when you start building words, but it's not necessary. Enjoy!