Jan 24, 2014

Letter of the Week: O

This week, consider giving your child a bagel for breakfast. "Look! It's shaped just like the letter O!" Tell your child the sound O usually makes: "Ahhh! Maybe we should eat omelettes and olives today, because they both make the O sound!" What other words that start with the ahh sound can you and your child brainstorm?

A special note about the letter O: This week, as I scoured the Internet for letter O crafts and activities, I discovered a great many people using words that don't make the most common O sound(s). The worst example was, in my opinion, "owl." I encourage you not to teach "owl" in connection with the letter O - at least not yet. "Owl" really makes the OW sound, not the O sound. Another is "oatmeal," which makes the OA sound, not the O sound. Both should be taught later, after your child understands the common sounds letters make.

For more about Letter of the Week activities, click here.

* O is for Otter 
* O is for Otter paper plate craft
* Otter footprint craft
* Otter printable craft
* Otter snack
* Printable Otter mask
* Otter paper bag puppet craft
* O is for Ostrich printable craft
* O is for Ostrich
* Ostrich hand print craft

* O is for Octopus
* O is for Octopus size sort, simple puzzle, lacing cards and more
* Octopus paper tube craft
* Octopus hand print craft
* Octopus hand print and Cheerio craft 
* Octopus Cheerio printable
* Octopus snack
* Letter O snacks
* O is for Olive
* Stamping Os with toilet paper rolls
* O is for Olympics ("Olympics" doesn't say the most common "ah" sound; use at your discretion)

* O is for Oatmeal ("Oatmeal" doesn't say the most common "ah" sound; use at your discretion)
* O is for Ocean ("Ocean" doesn't say the most common "ah" sound; use at your discretion)
* O is for Ocean 2
* Phonics: Letter O
* Sesame Street: Letter O
* Sesame Street: Kingdom of O
* Sesame Street: The O Network
* Sesame Street: Would You Like to Buy an O?


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