Welcome to another session of Cross the River. We hope you’re getting the hang of these and most of all enjoying them. Judging from the videos and pictures you are! It’s fantastic seeing all the fun learning.
Cross the River
How to play – a reminder- If you’ve found something that you could use as the ‘river’, fantastic. Anything like a scarf, towel, sheet would do. Find things that have the initial sound of the letters (F & H), anything you have that fills the criteria is perfect. Remember to name each of the objects, making sure that your child knows what it is and can identify and pronounce them. Then make the sound you’d like them to use and ask your child to find something with that beginning sound. Perhaps you want to add the other sounds from earlier in the week. You can change the activities to sound out the whole word so that your child can extend their learning and older children can play too. Take your lead from them. Write the sounds using a whiteboard if you have it or on a piece of paper. Writing in rice, flour or even shaving foam is just as valid as using pen and paper and a lot more fun!
A few tips – view it a few times, you’ll notice different things each time. Have fun, if it’s a chore you won’t do it and learning simply won’t happen. Make things work for you, use what you’ve got in the house, don’t feel obliged to buy resources. We intentionally choose things you’re likely to have at home. Dip in and out of the games being played, change them however you like, if it’s fun and it works then go for it! There’s loads of information on the internet if you’ve got questions about the sounds check out the Jolly Phonics Phase 2 words and actions videos on YouTube (there are many to choose from), email or we can discuss when we have our regular chats.
Have fun and enjoy!
Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.
Take care and stay safe,
The Nursery & Reception Team