Nonna's Favorite Quotes:

Nonna's Favorite Quotes: "The best way to make children good is to make them happy." — Oscar Wilde, author and poet

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

FUN WITH LETTERS: A,B,C,D,E

Here are some fun activity sheets that I created for my grandchildren. Each sheet has several words that begin with the main letter. Have your child find and circle the letter(s) in each word that matches the main letter. Ask your child to name the pictures. You can ask some questions about each picture, too.
 
Note:  Sheets A and E introduce both long and short sounds. Sheet C introduces both hard and soft sounds.
 
 
To Print:  Right click on each picture and choose Print Picture.
 




 
Have fun!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Nonna and Me Website

We've updated our website! Take a look...  New Website
 
 
The Nonna and Me website is now new and improved. We think you'll like the new format.
I've had a lot of people ask me how, and why, Nonna and Me was started.
 
So here's the story...
 
 
Nonna and Me  was founded in 2009 by Sandi Zobrest, a former 1st grade teacher.
Sandi has a B.A. and a Masters Degree In Elementary Education. Her son, Jim, was born profoundly deaf, so in 1974 she set out on a mission to give him an early advantage in learning language and other readiness skills he would need in the classroom.  She created activities and materials in her home to help in this process. 
Nonna and Me  wasn't formed until Sandi's first grandchild was born. This bright and happy little girl was born prematurely and was experiencing some developmental delays in language. So Sandi started with a simple PowerPoint presentation that introduced each letter of the alphabet with the sound that letter made. Then she added words that began with that sound. She inserted animations and sound effects too. Her granddaughter loved it and was quickly developing necessary language skills. She realized that if she could help her grandchild, then she could help other children too!
With the help of her son Sam, Sandi began developing Nonna and Me  products. Together they fine tuned that presentation into what is now the ABCs DVD. Not wanting to stop there, Sandi went on to create the ABCs Book, the ABCs Coloring Book, and a packet of 101 Activity Sheets that not only teach the alphabet, but include other readiness skills that help preschool and first grade children with reading and writing.
This venture is truly a family affair, dedicated to assisting parents by providing them with quality materials for their early learners.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

COLOR and LEARN: U,V,W,X,Y,Z

Sorry for the delay in getting the coloring worksheets on the blog. I was out of town visiting my grandchildren...  Better late than never I guess.
 
To Print:  Right click on sheet and choose Print Picture



Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Last Six: U,V,W,X,Y and Z

We're down to the last six letters of the alphabet. I hope these activity sheets have been helpful.

Reminder...
 
As you work with your child on this sheet, ask questions about the pictures. This will help develop critical thinking skills and increase your child's vocabulary.
 
Sample questions:
  • What can you see in an x-ray?
  • Have you ever seen a unicorn?
  • Are unicorns real or pretend?
  • Does a yo-yo go side to side or up and down?
  • What kind of shape is a yo-yo? A square, a circle, or a triangle?
  • What can you see outside of your window?
  • How many windows are in your kitchen? Your bedroom? Your living room?
  • Where would you find a zipper?
  • Can you make a sound like a zipper?
  • What color is the outside of a watermelon? What color is the inside?
  • Have you ever eaten a watermelon?
  • Is a yell loud or quiet?
  • Why would a person need to yell?
  • Is a violin a tool or a musical instrument?
  • What is a volcano?
  • What comes out of a volcano?
  • What is the opposite of under?
  • What kinds of things can you get under?
  • Have you ever played a xylophone?
  • Is a xylophone a musical instrument or a game?
  • Have you ever gone to the zoo?
  • What kinds of animals would you find in a zoo?