Monday, January 10, 2011

Branch Engraved Reading Manipulatives



I wood burned letters on birch branches to work with Sarah.   She is a young girl with lots of energy and my hope is that by her physically moving the letters together to form words she will begin to get a better understanding of how individual sounds come together to make the word.  I crocheted up a little wool bowl to keep them in.  It will be fun to create all kinds of word families for her.

Warm wishes, Tonya

(Stephinie from Gypsy Forest, posted much of her handmade holiday goodness at her blog last week.)

29 comments:

  1. I agree with joy. a wonderful idea!!

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  2. What a brilliant idea. Those letters will last a lifetime (or more!).

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  3. Gorgeous! The letters and bowl are simply gorgeous!

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  4. What a beautiful way to introduce reading!

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  5. Will you be selling these? I have a son with aspergers and we are having issues with reading and this would be a wonderful tool.

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  6. Love these! What a great idea.

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  7. I just love using wooden manipulatives--those are wonderful Tonya! The newsletter came out great too:-) Enjoyed it with multiple cups of chai this weekend.

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  8. This is a wonderful idea! If you ever sell these in your store, be sure to let me know :)

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  9. Love the letters LOVE the bowl. Where did you find the pattern?

    Stephanie
    www.simplicitymom.blogspot.com

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  10. Love this idea...gonna try it. thanks!

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  11. What a great idea...especially the idea of 'word families'! (I'm starting pre-retirement leave from teaching in 10 days!)

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  12. Hi, What a beatiful knitted gnome, cheers Marie

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  13. brilliant idea! I'll be needing these in a few years for my little miss!
    xo maureen

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  14. You did a really nice job. It is a really great idea. I was a hands on kind of kid. So this would have been good for me.

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  15. Great letters! I would love to buy a set and put magnets on the back for the fridge, so much cuter than the plastic ones.

    Btw, did the newsletters go out?

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  16. love this idea, tonya. we use wooden letters at our home too. i love how they feel when you hold them, and they are so sturdy and easy to keep clean. and throw on the floor sometimes too when it gets a little frustrating :) hope you have a lovely rest of your week.

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  17. I love this! I see a wood burning tool in my future....

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  18. Very pretty. I love the look these have - they look like little treasures ;)

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  19. Lovely, will you be offering this set for sale? I would purchase it for my boys.

    Happy New Year

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  20. Such a wonderful idea. Blessings!

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  21. Aha, so she's a kinetic learner. What a great idea and so beautifully done, they'd make a nice decoration!

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  22. I love all the beautiful (and useful!) things you make with wood.

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  23. This is the first time I have been to your blog and have fallen in love with it!!! This letter set is wonderful and I would love to buy a set to use with my children. Are you planning to offer this in your store?

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