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Unexpected Letter Practice

In an effort to help keep Thing 1 connected to his daddy, while he is out of town, I thought it might be cool to set up a blog for him and his daddy.  I thought that a blog would let Thing 1 be in control of his communication with his daddy.  It is also something that only he does, meaning that Thing 2 doesn’t get to do it too. 

Today as we were setting everything up I let him write his first post.  Considering that he is only 4, there isn’t a whole lot he can type without my help.  So he started off by typing his name and daddy.  Then he asked me for some other words.  In order to have a little bit of freedom to go fold laundry, I wrote the words down on a piece of paper.  Out of habit, I wrote them in lowercase letters, not thinking that the letters on the keyboard are uppercase.  It was a great way to practice upper and lowercase recognition. 

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Now the wheels are turning and I am thinking that this might become a good way to practice our sight words, word families, typing and anything else that I can think up.  There is a good possibility that over the next few weeks, I will be creating a blog for the boys to use in the learning process.

I absolutely love when something so random turns into a great learning experience.

One Response to Unexpected Letter Practice

  1. [...] to bed, I helped him write his second blog post to Daddy Cameron.  You can read more about it {HERE} and {HERE}, but basically I set up a blog that is only for Daddy Cameron and Thing 1, since Daddy [...]

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