This week we are delighted to have Katie and Kay from the Phonological Awareness team working in the centre with the children.
Phonological awareness is the foundation on which phonics and spelling is built. It is a prerequisite skill children need to learn. It is the ability to hear and manipulate the individual sounds in a word. This awareness provides a powerful predictor of early learning skills and achievement.
The stages of Phonological Awareness are:
Listening , Spoken Language, Initial Sounds, Syllables, Onset & Rime, and Phonemic Awareness.
FIRST, WE LEARN TO READ AND THEN WE READ TO LEARN
Katie and Kay will be with us for another week, if you have any questions for them please let us know. In the meantime, here is a little exercise you can try out at home.
Mystery Bag ?
Hide small toys. Ball, cars, dolls, animals in a bag etc. Put your hand in the bag and say “one, two, three, what do you see?”
Take an object out of the bag and your child should tell you what it is and then put it back in the bag.
This can also be played as a guessing game. Child can feel object or you can describe the object for the child to guess.
Try it, and let us know how it goes.