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Fun with clothespins August 9, 2010

Posted by Nora in Uncategorized.

I was just thinking about a common (yet under appreciated) household item: clothespins.  A package of 26 wooden clothespins can go a long way in teaching beginning reading skills, word skills and phonemic awareness!First, hang a line of string along a wall or even outside between trees and write a letter of the alphabet on each of the clothespins.  Then, your child or student can put them in alphabetical order!  You can even start with just a few letters at a time.  Another idea is to use the clothespins to make words (like 3 or 4 letter short and long vowel words).  Or, your child or student(s) can look for real items or magazine pictures that begin with each letter of the alphabet and then hang them on the clothespin with the corresponding beginning sound.  Believe it or not, that is just the beginning!  There are endless ways to use clothespins as learning tools!    Let me know if you want any other ideas about using things around the house to make learning fun and interactive.  Oddly enough, this is what my brain thinks about!!  Oh, and I’d love to hear your ideas too…



1. Makeityourring Diamond Rings - September 26, 2011

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