Tag Archives: Literacy

National Down Syndrome Literacy Survey

Dr. Kathleen Whitbread, over at http://www.openbooksopendoors.com, is conducting a survey on literacy experiences of children with Down syndrome. Participate and spread the word – these surveys require a broad base of participation, and the more participants, the more accurate results can be achieved. If you blog about the world of special needs, would you consider posting an invitation to this brief 10-minute study on your site?

The link to the survey is here: http://openbooksopendoors.com/2012/11/16/invitation-to-take-part-in-a-survey/

Thanks so much!

Painter’s Tape, Pergo and a Plan – Alphabet Activity for the Letter H

We’re using our painter’s tape letters several times a week now.  This week we hopped on H.









Remember, when your children are moving along the letter, have them start on the letter where they would usually start their pencil if they were writing it.  This will help with motor planning which will come into play when they start to write.

I think I’ll skip right over the letter I this week — totally uninspiring!  Stay tuned for J activities.



H Words – Free Flashcards

Here are some of the H word flashcards we used this week. 

H word flashcards

Print these out and laminate for duribility.  If your child is not showing any interest in words yet, just pull out the card that goes with the activity you are doing and place it nearby.  For example, if your child is going to play with his toy horses, put the horse flashcard on the floor next to the horses.  Say “horse” while pointing to the card, move your finger under the letters as you come to them in the word.  Point to a horse and say, ” That is a horse.”  Then point to the card again, slide your finger under the letters as you read the word “horse.”

If your child is ready to start matching words, print off and laminate two copies of each word.  You can play a memory-style game or make it easy for your child by placing one word face up and then giving him only two to three choices of words for him to select the correct match from.