Teaching Children Reading through Word Families by Meaningful Mama

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Teaching Children Reading through Word Families

~:: Meaningful Mama ::~


I have a degree in education. However, I have decided to be a stay at home mom.

Does that mean I can just snap off the teaching part of me and it is no longer part of my life? Absolutely not. I love being the #1 educator of my kids. I start young. I keep it fun. If they’re interested in learning, we play games and interact with literature and numbers. If they’re not too interested, I don’t push it. I read books and expose them to learning in every day life. Most of the time, I’m pretty sure they are unaware that I’m trying to teach them. I am a firm believer in that it takes balance to teach kids. Do kids learn through phonics? Absolutely. Do they learn through whole language? Absolutely. There are a number of ways to expose kids to literature and teach them to read. One of my favorite  activities in beginning reading is to introduce them to word families. What are word families? They are words that have the same ending with a different beginning. Here are a few:

JodiABOUT JODI: Jodi is a wife and a mother of three little ones. She is a lover of fun, creativity, cooking, cake decorating, adventure, puzzles, games, family but most importantly Jesus. She is a people person who is constantly hosting others and enjoying the friendships in her life. Jodi runs the blog Meaningful Mama. The heart of this blog is the character development series for teaching kids. The icing on the cake (sometimes literally) consists of parenting tips, crafts, recipes, cakes and more. Parenting can be challenging, and Jodi started Meaningful Mama as a motivation to become more intentional in her own parenting. She hopes to inspire others along this journey.

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