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  1. Jamie @ hands on : a
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    I was just thinking to myself that I've never touched on letter sounds with Henry yet. And about 10 seconds later, I happened upon your post 🙂 Thanks! Those books look like a great way to start (I really have no idea how to introduce sounds). So, off we go to the library to see if they have those!Jamie @ hands on : as we growhttp://handsonhouse.blogspot.com

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  2. Kylie
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    We've been doing a letter at a time too! I only change my shelves every two to three weeks though. I'm starting with the letter sounds that he says correctly instead of doing them alphabetically. I'm not sure if he recognizes the letter-sound combo, but at least he is learning new vocab words :)Do you have a list of the before five in a row books?

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  3. The Education Of Our
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    My tots loved holding the sandpaper letter with the basket of items, too. I think it made them feel 'big' like Bean. They use them regularly now, but when they were one- it was a real treat 🙂 So sweet! I love little hands working!

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  4. The girl who painted
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    You can find the list of BFIAR and the FIAR books on the FIAR website. Can't find the link I found before but if you go into the purchasing section and click on the book package it lists them. http://www.rainbowresource.com/product/Before+Fiv… Those are BFIAR

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  5. The Art of Family
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    I love this! I'm going to have to look for these books at the library next time. Although my kids are older, I think the letter sound baskets are a great idea – plus it never hurts to emphasize sounds even though they talk a mile-a-minute now. Still, we've got to work on sounding out letters better. My daughter pronounces "d's" like "t's" – it's cute, but we've got to work on that… 🙂

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  6. Elle Belles Bows
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    We use the sound box books too!! LOVE them!! I think they have really helped E! Kerri

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  7. Kim
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    I was at a consignment sale today and found a whole collection of 'My 'a' Book' by the same author and picked them up for $13.50! What a steal! They are stories about the letter filling a box with things that start with that letter. I wonder if they are the same, when the titles were changes.

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  8. alison
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    we recently started checking out the sound box books at the library and both I and my son love them! I hadn't thought about making a sound box of our own, though, thats a great idea. thanks for sharing!

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