How to Teach the Vowels with Confidence 2
The next vowel in my bucket list when teaching the vowels to very young children is letter Ee. Always remember that teaching the vowels to very young children is different from teaching it to older children. The focus here should be on the ability of the very young children to learn while having fun.
Here’s a Simple Guide when Teaching Letter Ee to very young children:
Introduce letter E to the young kids using a big flashcard. Start by saying, “Today, we have a new letter and this is Letter E.”
Look at the kids and ask, “What letter is this?”
The kids will say the letter.
Show the letter to each child and let each child say the letter.
Show the letter again to the kids then ask what letter. Then follow by saying, “The sound of E is eeeehhh.”
Demonstrate how to sound the letter by holding your hands side by side and moving them sideways so that the kids will learn the sound of e better. Make it long and clear for the children to decipher better.
Give more letter E activities.
Let the kids color objects that begin with E.
Tracing letters is very important when teaching the vowels to the very young children and is a must activity for the young kids who are still learning how to write the letter. Make sure that the tracing material is clear enough and easy to trace.
You can include a picture that begins with E in the worksheet to enhance the kids’ knowledge about E.
Tracing the correct letter
You have taught letter A and E already to the kids so you can use both letters now in your activity sheets.
Read the instruction first for the kids then let them trace the correct letter. The young kids need guidance from you since they are still learning how to trace so you have to tell the kids not to write first until you tell them to do so. If you are handling kids that do not yet know how to trace; you have to guide them one at a time. There are always kids who learn quickly and they can trace well and fast so you have to pay more attention to the kids who still need help in tracing letter E.
Color the correct picture that go with the given letter
In this activity sheet, there is a given letter and there are at least two pictures to choose from. Since you have already taught A and E; you can use both letters in the activity sheet.
First, you have to read the instruction to the kids then explain that they are going to color the picture that go with the given letter. To keep the children on the right tract, you can do a sample work on the board and let them follow your work as you go.
Don’t worry if they commit mistakes even with a sample work on the board. They will soon cope and be able to follow instructions as you go.
Matching the same letters is another good and effective activity for young kids. The kids can match A and A and E and E. This way, they will better memorize the letters of the alphabet.
Another matching activity for the young kids is to let them match letter A and E to pictures.
Kids love to eat but they differ in the types of food they lie to eat. If you plan to include eating food that begins with letter E make sure you know your pupils well. Some kids are allergy to some types of food and it is best not to include eating EGG if you aren’t sure of your pupil’s health conditions.
You can let the kids draw and color eggs instead or you can make art projects using egg as the model.
All these activities will sum up for fun and interesting kids activities for teaching letter E. There are no limits to kids’ activities if you truly want them to learn more effectively. Your initiative as a teacher is crucial in the learning process so always think of the best techniques when teaching kids.
It is always important to make teaching the letters of the alphabet fun and interesting to the young kids. This can only be attained if you are innovative and creative enough to think of different ideas to make learning more fun and interesting.
This is just a guide for teaching the vowels to very young children.