Young children are fascinated with magnets. A few years ago a mother (thank you Sue!) made sight word magnets for us to use in the classroom and the kids love them. They can put their thoughts together in any combination of words that they like and then do it again and again and again. Each time they think of a new sentence they add more words and are so proud of themselves. All you need to make sight word magnets for your own child is:
- Sight words http://www.gate.net/~labooks/whydolchwords.html#lists
- Clear contact paper
- A magnetic strip that can be cut aparthttp://www.google.com/products/catalog?rlz=1C1CHNU_enUS323US324&sourceid=chrome&q=magnetic+strip&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=10644601223730258813&ei=v3drS4nPJ5XTlAeM5fXsBA&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CC8Q8wIwAg#ps-sellers
- Old cookie sheets
Just print out the sight words, cover them with clear contact paper, cut them apart and attach sticky magnetic tape to the back. Give these sight word magnets to your child and watch the fun begin.