Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cleaning/Learning System

I have labeled as much as I can in our "toy room", not only to help with a quick clean-up but also to encourage my boys to read what they see.

Each of our toy tubs is labeled with both a picture and the name of the contents.  

So when I tell the boys to "put the balls away", they not only see where it goes, they are seeing the word related with the picture.

I have done this just on the simple sets like "Balls", "Farm" "Cars", "Legos", "Trucks", "Trains" and so on.

It's just a simple idea to encourage learning in a typical day to day activity!

This post is linked to "Real Clean Wednesday" 


and now also "Tuesdays Tips"!


Anonymous said...

That is such a simple yet super smart idea! I just read a book about how babies/kids learn to read and the author mentioned that words and letters are just like other pictures to a baby. So, teaching them a word is the same as teaching them that a picture of a puppy is a puppy. That's exactly what you are doing with this tip. I need to begin this asap!

Leslie said...

I love ideas that help kids learn new skills. Thanks!

Gwen Toliver said...

Looks good! Can you come organize my school room now?? :)

{:miss v:} said...

That's a fun idea! We've started having Evan help us pick up his toys...it doesn't work all the time! haha!

Lori @ Couponomic Stimulus Package said...

This is such a great idea! My kids are past this, I did it for a while when they were younger though. I'd love it if you'd link it to my Tuesday's Tips.

laurapeery said...

it's an important good idea Grace... educators call this a "print rich environment" since you're labeling things! really great :)

Shonda said...

Wonderful! We are building a new room and I'm going to have to start organizing toys soon!

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