Introducing h and l sound

funreadingReading, Weekly "Reading is Fun" Workshops

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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’.

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Perceptual Skills

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.”

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Fine Motor Skills

There were two fine motor skills this week:~

*finger painting with ‘h’ and ‘l’

*pipe cleaners – making letters

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