Labeling The House

Still gearing up for school around here.  One project I've been meaning to tackle for months now is labeling the house. 

Andrew's Aunt is my Homeschooling Mentor.  She is a Godly woman, full of grace and patience, and she homeschools all 6 of her kids.  The last time we were together I was telling her about how anxious I was about teaching Josie to read.  I felt like once she could read, I could teach her anything.  But how on Earth was I going to get her to figure reading out?!?! 

Her advice?

Read to her everyday and expose her to as many words as possible.

I had every intention of making labels for the house, but when I found these labels at 1+1+1=1 I didn't have to!

They are super cute and not too kiddy.  Andrew already asked if he lived in a preschool.  To which I replied, "Yup. And you'll live in a school for the next 15 year!"

In all fairness, I only put the ones downstairs that didn't have a home upstairs.  Most of the labels are in her room or in the school/play room.

Now if I could just keep Matalie from pulling them off everytime she comes over!

Another reading readiness product we're loving is the Leap Frog Letter Factory and Leap Frog Word Builder DVDs.  If you have a preschooler, I highly recommend them.  We found ours at Sam's Club for about $6 each.


jen said...

Letter Factory--I swear by that one! My son knew all of his letters and sounds before he was three from that video. Granted, I was down in bed with a pregnancy and we watched it at least twice every day . . .
He would have known every word to Nemo if we'd watched that as many times.

Brooke said...

I love this idea, and will be printing and posting things around the house too! I need to get my rear in gear with getting T to learn more again.

Kameron said...

Nate has been begging me to teach him to read. That is one of those things that I just don't know how to approach. I think labeling things is a great idea! Did you lamintae the cards?

Jeanette said...

I like the cards but there is no way they would stay up long in my home. Between the 3 year old and the 1 year old they would be torn down fast.