The sound this letter stands for is the long vowel sound - /a/ as in acorn. You could teach your child that when a vowel is long the letter says its name.
Theme words - acorn, apron, ape, age, amen, angel, April, ate
Poetry and Rhymes:
by Katrina Lybbert
was a little acorn in a great oak tree,
Blowing in the wind, it felt so free,
The wind picked up, the acorn fell,
Down to the ground, near a well.
busy squirrel took the acorn away,
Buried it deep for another day,
The seasons passed, the squirrel forgot,
And a lovely oak tree grew in that spot.
Books to read aloud:
Acorn to Oak Tree by Jan Kottke
The Tiniest Acorn: A Story to Grow By by Marsha T. Danzig
Dot & Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery by Ellen Stoll Walsh
The Escape of Marvin the Ape by Caralyn and Mark Buehner
Cassandra's Angel by Gina Otto
Adolphe Adam (1803 - 1856) (Listen to music from the ballet Giselle, which was composed by Adolphe Adam.)
Guard Your Little Bed
Little April Showers (from Bambi)
Bible Story/Character Trait
Abraham or Angels/Learn when it is appropriate to say amen.
April - find the month of April on a calendar.
Age - talk about your age.
Color - apricot
Mammal - Apes
Ocean Creature - Angelfish
You could learn about Abraham Lincoln, study the geography of Asia, or learn about the job of an Aviator.
Make a Christmas Angel
Cook a treat wearing your apron!
you have oak trees near your home, look for acorns.
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