Today’s new game will be tricky for nursery children to fully play along with. It’s a game for ‘future’ use, particularly when children begin to segment words for writing. It’s useful to listen for the sounds, and in this way, join in. The game supports writing skills by helping the child to hear and see how changing one sound can change an entire word and its meaning.
Writing – A chalkboard or whiteboard are ideal but garden paving slabs are the next best for this particular game. It’s important that they see the changes in the words. Another reason that a chalkboard or whiteboard are ideal is because if you make a mistake, it’s easily sorted!
How to play- Write all the sounds in the first word given. Change one sound to make the new word. When you write your original word you shout out Full Circle! It’s a simple game but very effective.
A few tips – If your child would like to write the first sound of the word, that would be amazing. Rather than writing the sounds down, could you sound them out and your child guesses the word? Could you say the word and your child sounds it out?
Modify to make things work for you. Dip in and out of the games adding to your repertoire. If it’s fun your child will want to play again and again! Any questions about the pronunciation please check the Jolly Phonics and Oxford Owl sites or email. https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/learn-to-read-phonics/
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