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27th March

Here are some more ideas to help your child with their phonic, number and physical development. Remember, have lots of fun together!

Mrs. Lakin x


Fun with Phonics

I Spy the Sound

‘I Spy the Sound’ is a fun way to build phonics skills and phonemic awareness. In this variation of the classic game, ‘I Spy’, ask your child to spy words that begin with a certain sound, rather than a letter. For example, “I spy with my little eye, something beginning with mmm.”


Letter Races

This game requires a magnetic board or a tray, magnetic letters or letters on flash cards, and a lot of space! Set up the magnetic board/tray on one side of the room, and place the letters in a basket or bowl on the other side. Call out a sound, or a word starting in a particular sound. Then ask your child (with a ready, set, go!) to pick out the correct letter and run over as fast as they can to stick it/put it on the board.


Number Fun

Count as much as you can

Count whenever you can – count together, as well as letting your child see and hear you counting. Practise chanting numbers and, as your child’s confidence grows, start from different numbers – 5, 6, 7, etc. Count real objects – your child’s toy cars, pencils, shoes, or the number of stairs in your house.

Try to stick to a single type of object for each counting activity, and encourage your child to touch or pick up each object as they count it so that they don't race ahead or miss objects out. This helps to keep accuracy with their counting skills. Ask your child to help you sort cutlery or laundry, counting as you sort.


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