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Using 2 Part Cards from the Printable Packs {Reader Questions}

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I was just wondering how to use some pages on your preschool packs. I think generally they are pages 3 and 4, they look like flashcards, but one page has a line separating the word from the picture.  I haven’t know how to use these pages, so I’ve just been letting my 3 year old practice her cutting skills :) But I’d love to know what their actual intention is.

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Each of the printable packs that I’ve put together typically has 2 different vocabulary pages that look similar to the above pages. One of the pages shows an image with the word underneath it and the other page shows a line dividing the image from the word.

Here’s a look at how we do the 2-part vocabulary cards in the packs. The first few days we review the words and their beginning letter sounds and have Kaleb point to the word as we say it. On the third day, I cut apart the 2-part cards and slide the words into our table top pocket chart {I love that we can prop it right up on the table next to us and work together}. Kaleb then picks up the pictures and slides them behind the right picture {usually based on looking at the beginning letter sound}.

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Basically, this is just an added ‘boost’ to help children understand that there is a relationship between pictures and words and that letters make sounds.

If your child isn’t quite ready for this step, you can also play a matching game. Lay out the vocabulary cards that are not separated with a line and have your child match picture-to-picture and then see if s/he can match the words together as well.

Hope that helps!!

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    1. CherryBlossomMJ2 says

      ooh!  thanks for this clarification. :)

    2. Kayla Arrowood says

      I just got 2 of these pop up holders and can’t wait to use them with my 2 smallest :)

    3. Colleen at gfhomeschooler.com says

      For my 2 year old, I put velcro on one of the cards (the whole one) and then cut out the pictures from the one with words separated and put the other side of the velcro on it.  He has to match the pictures.  As he gets older I can have him match the words too!

    4. You just reminded me that I have a table top pocket chart like that somewhere in my preschool stash.  That will make a great center activity to add, especially for my one student who is already reading some on his own.

      • gotta love all those goodies we have stashed away!! When I moved things to our new schoolroom, I found a bunch of stuff I forgot I had!

    5. This is THEEE best site for preschoolers I’ve come across yet!  Thank you…Thank you…THANK YOU for putting so much time and attention into not only creating a multitude of useful printables, but for also making it free to the general public.  You Rock!!! 

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