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Shopping for Clothes

Send your child on “word errands,” such as asking her to bring you the green shirt that has the word “Team” on it.

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Extending this activity

  • -Literacy expert Shelley Harwayne suggests incorporating “word errands” into your daily routine by asking the child to pick up his “Rangers” baseball shirt or to bring you his brother’s “night-night” pajamas.

    -Create opportunities for your child to make choices between two similar items based on writing on the package. For example, “Do you want the crackers that start with an R or the crackers that start with a G?”

Adjust for an older child

Switch roles with the older child and allow her to be the customer describing the shirts with clues about the words.

Adjust for a younger child

Instead of referring to the words on the shirt, refer to the letters. For example, “I would like to buy the light pink shirt with a word that begins with a C and ends with an S.”

What is being taught through this activity

  • Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Reading Words

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2 thoughts on “Shopping for Clothes

  1. That a nice way children and adults to learn to read and write if every body on the same according to understanding each other merry Christmas stay learn every day

  2. We and grand children are catching up we are back on reading and leaning more words and spelling

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