Thank you for coming back to Azy Reading Journey website, where our goal is to make learning fun. Azy is learning numbers and lower-case letters – and he is loving it.
In the last two posts, I listed some toys, materials and activities that we were planning to use to help Azy with numbers and lower-case letters.
I also mentioned that Azy had received some additional toys for his birthday and we would be using them to help him learn the numbers. I mentioned the 55 pieces Dinosaurs set, Play Money and vetch Drill & Learn Toolbox.
I did not say anything about the other toys and things that he got for his Birthday and Christmas.
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I will now mention them, because Azy is moving towards some of them. In the last post, when I talked about the plan, I said that we might not use all the toys and materials, or do the activities, but when we have a plan, we could easily move from one activity to the next. You can read about that here.
Since the goal is to help Azy have fun while he is learning, we are always ready to move to another activity if he wants to do it, and we know that it will help him.
Things Don’t Always Go As Planned
Since family members and friends are aware that we are teaching Azy to read, they are more than willing to buy toys and other things that will help him on his reading journey. So, in addition to getting educational toys for his birthday, Azy also got some for Christmas.
I have to also mention that Azy got several books on different topics, but getting books is ongoing, because children books can be very appealing, so it is easy to buy them when we go to the store.
From time to time, Azy also gets books at the daycare. When we read to him at night, he has many books to choose from, and he loves to choose more than one.
Below is a list of the Additional Fun Toys and Activities that Azy received for Christmas and his Birthday
♦♦Adventure Force 55 pieces Dinosaurs Jumbo Force
♦♦VTech Drill & Learn Toolbox
♦♦ Melissa & Doug Classic Car Carrier
♦♦Melissa & Doug First Words Wooden Spelling Boards
♦♦PJMASKS Time to be a Hero Learning Tablet
♦♦Justice League 9” Portable DVD Player
♦♦Spark Create Imagine Magic Doodle Board
♦♦LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book – Bilingual Play, English/Spanish
♦♦Disney Pixar Toy Story 4 Storybook Activity Pad
Plans Might Be Changing
In addition to the toys that Azy already have, that is quite a lot, and much more than Azy can play with at this time. So, since we were already using some of what he had before, most of those above were not mentioned because we were not planning on using them yet. You can read more about what we were planning here.
However, we would have no problem using them if Azy wanted to. Now, he is starting to use some them on a regular basis.
The DVD player, First Words Wooden Spelling Boards, Dinosaurs and Car Carrier are his top choice, and the Dinosaurs and Car Carrier are what he wants to use for counting. The car carrier is a trailer with four cars, but he is ready to count.
In the video below you will see Azy counting Dinosaurs.
Azy is still playing with the Mega Bloks, but the Dinosaurs are his favorite to count at this time. The Numbers Flash Cards and Magnetic Numbers are still being used, and we will continue to use them because they are important in helping him with counting and learning the numbers.
The Numbers Flash Cards have the spelling of the number written in lower case letters, so they are helping Azy to learn the lower-case letters. When he uses the flash cards, we are asking him to identify the letters are on the cards.
Nothing Lost – Azy Is Still Having Fun
He is still using the 2-1 Magnetic Matching Puzzle for the upper- and lower-case letters, but he is also now using the First Words Wooden Spelling Boards.
The Spelling board has 7 Double-Sided Spelling Boards and 62 Lowercase Letters. So, it is doing well in helping Azy to learn the lower-case letters.
When Azy uses the Spelling Boards, he is placing each letter in the correct place on the board to spell the word for the image on the board.
For example, cat, fish, pig, car and duck, to name a few.
As he fills in each letter, we ask him to identify the letter before he puts it down. He is having fun, so we will continue to move do the activities that he chooses.
That is what I have for now. Thank you for taking the time to read about Azy’s reading journey.
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Hello, my name is Jackie. My family members and I are teaching my grandson Azy to read and I am writing about the challenges and the joy that comes from doing so. My goal is to write articles that will encourage and help parents and others who want to do the same for their kids or other children. Thanks for travelling along with us. Blessings, Jackie