Sticky board notes

To increase E.’s reading practice in English I put on a sticky board on the bathroom wall at the end of July. Why? Read on and you’ll see this very simple and motivating reading fun for kids.

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E. loves books and reading. Whatever. Her thirst for reading is endless, still needs practice, needs materials that keeps her interest. This is the reason why I put on the sticky board. And what does a sticky board have to do with reading. Well, I print all kinds of short passages for her to read when she brushes her teeth or taking a bath or on the toilet. (Who doesn’t read on the toilet?)

Among others here are the passage types I’ve stuck up on the board:

  • funny poems for pre-schoolers
  • funny poems about (water) animals
  • Did you know…? – fascinating facts about E.’s current interest
  • poems by famous poets
  • jokes
  • riddles
  • quiz/general knowledge questions
  • quotes from books we’ve read together
  • sayings and proverbs
  • sight words
  • spelling fun (like the magic E – at – ate, mad- made, pan – pane etc.)
  • location of hidden treats20170720_162704

She enjoyes reading them, she gets excited whenever she finds something new on the sticky board. The sticky board makes it possible to take the passage/questions/jokes off easily and stick on a new one.

What’s more she made her own writing to the board:

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I change the content within 2-3 days. I work ahead, so I have a stash of reading material to stick on quickly after she’s gone to bed or before she comes home from kindergarten.

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You can listen to E.’s reading out loud from the sticky board on the link.

How do you practice reading with your pre-schooler or school-aged kids? Let me know in the comment section.

The idea is not mine. I stole it from the fantastic book, Maximize your child blingual ability by Adam Beck. Check out the book to get even mre fantastic hands-on advice how to juggle with the languages in your home.

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