Introducing the ‘s’ sound

funreadingReading, Weekly "Reading is Fun" Workshops

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Last Week Revision

DSC_0742_500x332 Tracing around the body for Body Awareness and then completing the task with a Draw-a-man activity.  Doing the gross motor activity first, seemed to assist the children when doing the fine motor activity – Draw-a-man.

 

Introducing the ‘s’ sound was exciting as there are so many objects that start with a ‘s’.  The children listed some interesting objects that start with a ‘s’ while doing the play dough activity and the fine motor activity.

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DSC_0778_500x332Play dough activities assist fine motor skills, spatial orientation, expressive language, concentration skills and creativity.

 

 

 

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It is fun and essential to incorporate other skills while learning sounds.

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We used a rope to make the ‘s’ letter.  When the children started at the correct starting point with the ‘s’ letter, from the right side and around, they formed it correctly.

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We played an old favourite as a listening activity.  The children had to match the picture card to the letter card.  It was ‘I wrote a letter to my love’.  We adjusted it to suit our game.

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This was a lovely game as there is much repetition and the children are able to practice hearing the sounds in a fun way.