My official title(after mommy) is remedial therapist. In short it means I work with students at a remedial school that have learning difficulties. The difficulties range from children on the spectrum, to dyslexic children to ADHD and so forth. Most of the students I see need help in literacy(although I do see some for math too). I am a qualified Phono-Graphix reading therapist, and although I use the Phono-Graphix principles, I tend to try and be creative when it comes to building words. Most kids, no matter how old, need hands-on ways to be able to learn effectively. These word building activities as just some of the ones I use in therapy.
Muffin tins work great for playing around with some letters. This is great for the younger ones to spell CVC words.
Use sticky notes with this Read Stick Write idea(free printable in the post) to practice those spelling words. It can be adapted to only CVC words for the younger ones, digraphs, blends or vowel combinations for older ones.
When the kids don’t play with their building blocks anymore, use it for word building. The same with Duplo blocks, they are perfect for building any type of words!
Add letters to dice to work on vowel combination options and phoneme manipulation skills or use sticky notes, works well too!
This plant-a-word activity is quite fun too, using letters on sticks and “planting” it.
Lastly, this sensory bag is super fun for a kid that needs some more sensory input while learning!
Do check out our CVC Words Pack
Also check out this book on how to teach the alphabet in 101 FUN ways!
101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet (e-book)