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Make Up a Cereal

What you need:
Cereal box
Large self-stick notes (or paper, scissors, and tape)
Crayons

What to do:
1. Ask your child to point to words and numbers on the box and guess what they say.

2. Read aloud some of the words and numbers. Talk about the different kinds of information they convey. For example, words tell the name of the cereal, what's in it, and how it tastes. Numbers tell the price and how much the box weighs.

3. Make up a new cereal together. What is its name? Print the new name on a self-stick note and stick it on top of the old name. How does the new cereal taste? Stick on words like "yummy." How much does it cost? Stick on a new price. Let your child draw a picture of the new cereal to stick on, too.

4. Ask your child to "read" back the new print on the box.

Why it works:
Your child becomes aware of the differences among pictures, words, and numbers.

© 2000 National Center for Learning Disabilities

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