It is important to remember that at this stage when introducing a sound to a Grade R learner, we are concentrating on visual and auditory discrimination. Listening to the beginning sound of the word – is it a ‘l’ or a ‘h’
Seeing the differences in the ‘l’ and ‘h’ – they both have long stalks but the ‘h’ goes around and down.
Gross Motor co-ordination
This was a lovely activity and the children did not want to stop playing. They played tennis with a paper plate and stick bat and a balloon. On the bat was ‘h’ and ‘l’ letters and when asked to stop playing the learners circled the ‘l’ and after playing for a time they then circled the ‘h’.
The children worked with the templates and feeling bag. They have to feel for a letter and then place in on the template. I love the discussion during this activity; “This (number) has a long stalk” and “This letter looks the same as this one but if I turn it around the letter changes.”
Fine Motor Skills
There were two fine motor skills this week:~
*finger painting with ‘h’ and ‘l’
*pipe cleaners – making letters