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Movable Reading Card - consonant and vowel gameI came up with this idea when I observed my little boy struggle with his reading. I created an improvised reading tool to make it easier for him to read and pronounce the sounds of different letters.

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Supplies:

Steps:

  1. On a piece of cardboard paper, draw any type of vehicle you want. Then the 5 vowels and consonants with simple sounds such as M or S (it's easier to teach kids with the simplest sounds). Color, cut out, and then set aside.
  2. Cover whole piece of cardboard with another sheet of paper.
  3. Movable Reading Card  - cover cardboard with another piece of paper
     
  4. At 1 1/2 inches from the bottom draw a straight line.
  5. Movable Reading Card  - draw a straight line 1.5 inches from the bottom
     
  6. Make a mark at 1 1/2 inches from the left and 3 inches from the right.
  7. Movable Reading Card - mark on paper 1.5 inches from the left and  3 inches from the right
     
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  8. Cut from end to end along the line you drew between the marks, using a cutter.
  9. Movable Reading Card  - cut between the marks
     
    Movable Reading Card - draw a line between the two marks
     
  10. Draw your preferred background design or setting.
  11. Movable Reading Card  - draw on a background
     
  12. Be as creative as you can.
  13. As you can see in the picture, I have a welcome post with a space where I can place one vowel. This is where the car will stop. Cut a strip of sticker liner and stick it into the preferred space.
  14. Movable Reading Card  - welcome sign for placing a vowel
     
    Movable Reading Card  - lower case "a" on the sign
     
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  15. Choose any portion where you can stick the rest of the vowels. Cut a strip of sticker liner and glue it into position.
  16. Movable Reading Card  - find a location for the other vowels place a piece of sticker liner
     
  17. Get your letters and place double sided tape on each of their back sides. Stick them to where you chose to place the sticker liner.
  18. Movable Reading Card - use double sided tape and attach a piece to the back of each vowel
     
    Movable Reading Card - stick the vowels down to the sticker liner
     
  19. For the consonant put double sided tape on the back portion then take a strip of cardboard covered with sticker liner. Stick it into place.
  20. Movable Reading Card - stick consonant to a piece of cardboard covered with sticker liner
     
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  21. Get the car and make a single hole on its center bottom using a single puncher.
  22. Movable Reading Card  - punch a hole in the center bottom of the car
     
  23. Take the consonant letter and stick it into the back of the car, center top position.
  24. Movable Reading Card  - stick the consonant to the back of the car in the center top
     
  25. Insert fastener into car's hole and then straight right through the line. See attached photo.
  26. Movable Reading Card - insert a fastener into the hole in the car
     
    Movable Reading Card  - and through the cut line
     
  27. Lock the fastener. Start by holding the fastener from the back to move the car with the consonant on top. Let your kid identify the sounds of the consonant and the chosen vowel first.
  28. Movable Reading Card  - lock the fastener
     
    Movable Reading Card  - holding the fastener move the car and have child sound out the consonant and the vowel
     
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As you move the car bringing the consonant with it, let 'em hum its sound and then make them stop with the sound of the chosen vowel as it stops. For example: If the car runs slowly the kid should slowly hum the letter "M" following the movement of the car. "M-m-m-m-m" then when it stops "a". Do it several times and go faster as you repeat the process until he reads the syllable directly as "ma". Replace letters as you wish.

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