Sight Words with Strega Nona

Learning with Strega NonaStrega Nona is a beloved character from a series of books by Tomie dePaola. She is an old woman well known in her village for her magic touch. When she leaves to visit her friend, she leaves Big Anthony to care for her home, but warns him not to touch the magic pasta pot. Chaos ensues! (This post contains affiliate links).

To bring the story of Strega Nona and her pasta pot alive for kids, there are several learning opportunities you can create!

1. Sight word spaghetti – To encourage kids to practice their sight words while incorporating the yummy pasta from the story, you can create sight word spaghetti to share with your kids. This idea comes from Mrs. Bremer’s Kindergarten blog. She wrote out sight words for the kids on brown paper “meatballs” and the students used the yellow yarn “spaghetti” they were served to make the sight words. You can also adapt this for younger children and put letters or numbers on the meatballs and have them identify what letter or number they pulled out of the pasta. Read More!

Learning opportunities are everywhere!

Hello! My name is Vicki and I am a stay at home mother of a beautiful young daughter and a former teacher. I am also an avid bookworm and a crafter. I started this blog to share my love of books, my love of learning and teaching and my belief that learning opportunities are everywhere!

The best way to get a child to enjoy reading is to share the experience with them! Read to your children whenever you can and talk to them about the book. There are many ways that you can make books come alive for kids and I hope that the posts on this blog help you to discover new ways to integrate books into your child’s life in fun and innovative ways! Read More!