Sounds Fun is a fun way to... er... make sounds fun. It targets early phonological awareness, which we know is one of the strongest predictors of literacy success later in school.
21 picture cards and three number cards that are used to count out beats (syllables) in words.
24 picture cards that focus on eight rhyme families. Perfect for matching rhyming words and for finding "the odd one out".
24 picture cards that highlight six initial sounds. Children are taught to identify first sounds and match pictures that start with the same sound. A key word for each start sound is utilised.
Two photocopiable templates to make puppets. Making big-eared Listening Larry and Sound Sally is a fun group activity. They can then be used to model and reinforce the concept of listening for different parts of words.
Game instructions and teaching tips.
Uses: The games can be used in individual or group activities to promote the first three steps of phonological awareness.
Suitable for: Children aged 3-6 years. Particularly useful prior to formal literacy instruction.