Reading Phones

I wanted to share a quick and un-original project that will help your pre-schoolers and young elementary students.

I had forgotten how practical and fun reading phones are for new readers until the girls and I were at one of our marathon home depot trips.  I was trying to keep the girls smiling and was whispering secrets to them in the long plastic tubing isle.  They thought the game was genius.  I spotted PVC elbows across the isle, and remembered using phones in my teaching days.


I cheated though only used 2 PVC elbows.  Cheap and easy... that's my game.

Here is a little behind the research.  These phones help kids to drown out outside noise and help kids focus on the sounds and words they are forming.


...plus they are fun.


2 comments:

  1. What a neat idea! I've never seen this for reading. Seems like a great idea.
    KC

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  2. Kids will learn reading skills in school, but they will come to associate reading with work, not pleasure. when do kids start reading Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, encourages parents to lead by example by stating; "Make sure your children see you reading for pleasure other than at read-aloud time.

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