PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS SYLLABIFICATION:
RHYME - Identification:
Read books with rhymes. Books by Dr Seuss and Pamela Allen are a hit with many children.
Try ‘The Cat in the Hat’ or ‘Doodledum Dancing’.
Ask the child to identify the rhyming words on each page. You may need to provide one word and ask them to find the rhyme.
Production: - Rhyming List:
Take turns to come up with words that rhyme. See how long you can make your list of rhyming words.
For example, Words that rhyme with ‘car’: bar, far, jar, pa, tar, star, grandma...
FIRST SOUND AWARENESS - The First Sound Shop:
Set up a shop that sells only things that start with a particular sound. For example: The Mmmm shop sells milk, mice, marbles, marshmallows, mushrooms, matches, monkeys, mugs, mops and maps. Children brainstorm other items and may be encouraged to bring from home items that could be displayed. Try this with other sounds: E.g. b (balls, butter, bags, beetroots etc), or s (sandwiches, soup, sardines, socks etc).
You could also play ‘I spy’ with rhyming words: Identify an object in the room and say I spy with my little eye something that rhymes with ...
If you have any questions you can contact Arti Sha, Speech Pathologist through the School’s Special Education Coordinator, Felicity Bryant.
Good luck and most importantly, enjoy this very special time with your child.