To begin each session, click on the set 1 speed sound link to practice your sounds.
Then below, you will find 5 games to play over the course of this week.
Silly Soup – could be played in sand, water, shredded newspaper, or you own ‘magic cauldron’
Place magnetic letters or folded paper with sounds: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z in the ‘soup’. Ask chn to stir the soup, chanting: Silly soup, silly soup which sound can be found? Chn to identify sound. Variation: put in objects, e.g. animals. Chn to identify 1st sound.
Extend: Can they think of some words which begin with that sound.
Simon Says - Chn to stand up. Play Simon says but use ‘Fred Talk’, e.g. Simon says touch your b-a-ck, /h-ea-d, / l-e-g, /l-i-p, etc. Remember that if you don't say "Simon Says", don't move!
Kim's game - Find some objects at home which have 3 sounds in the word: cup, pen, pot, dog, cat, , van, bus (toys)
Place your objects together. Now Fred talk each object, e.g. c-u-p. Ask your child to tell you which object you are saying. Can your child Fred talk each object. Now extend, can he/she write the word.
Use your sound mat to form your letters correctly.
I-spy - Ask your child to select their favourite book. Now use the pictures to play a game of I-spy. Can you find simple words in the book which have 2 or 3 simple sounds, which they can attempt to read.
Building sounds – Select a letter sound. Now can you 'build' a letter using lego or wooden blocks. Say formation rhyme to check. Now play speed write. Get a piece of paper and say a sound. Use your sound mat to help use the correct letter formation rhyme