Word family using short ‘e’

Are you aware of what’s word family? Word families are actually groups of words that have a common feature or pattern. What’s good about word families? Well, it helps preschool children to understand the elements of words and sounding them out.

Today, we are learning word family with short ‘e’ and we had great fun learning and “playing” with it. 🙂

We started off with words that ends with ‘en’. We sound out the word ‘en’ and then blend in the first letter to it. Blending is to  help the child to read the word. This is also a wonderful method of learning spelling too! 

Next, we move on to reading and how each word can form into sentences.
Easy Reader

Matching the picture to the word.
Read and match

Not forgetting the hands on fun for him. Too much writing sometimes bores him. Having some hands on fun is good and I can use the chance to “test” him 😉 This is good for learning blending too!
Hands on fun

The next day, we have a quick review on how much he remembers. I showed him the pic using the hen and eggs theme and he will use the eggs to spell out the word. Amazingly he remembers everything!

The little one loves to play with the “eggs”. We had fun learning letters with it.
little girl on hen and eggs

Learning is never boring if you know how to add in the fun. For preschoolers, learning through play is always the most engaging way for them. 

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