Here’s another game of Silly Soup but using the sound V. Hope you enjoyed playing this game yesterday. When you play, don’t forget to check if your child understands the sound. You can see what objects they collect and how much you have to lead them to the correct sound. The V sound is a fun sound to make and if it tickles your lips then your making the sound the right way!
How to play- Find your spoon, ‘cauldron or pot’. Find things that have the initial sound of the letter V, anything you have that fills the criteria is perfect. Remember it’s the sound you need to listen out for. Suggested items – vest, vase, toy van, vine (from outside), vegetables, velvet, violet (the colour), vampire (from Halloween). have the V sound and those that don’t. You can also do this with the W sound. Get some items without the V sound and see if your child can tell the difference between the objects that Remember to name each of the objects, making sure that your child knows what it is and can identify and pronounce the sound. Lay out the items you’ve gathered so that your child can clearly see them. Make the sound you’d like them to find and ask them to choose something with that beginning sound. Add that to the soup and stir. Here’s the rhyme. Silly Soup, Silly Soup, we’re making soup that’s silly. We’ll put it in the fridge to make it nice and chilly! 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 your them.
A few tips – view it a few times, you’ll notice different things each time. Make things work for you, use what you’ve got in the house, don’t feel obliged to buy resources. Dip in and out of the games adding to your repertoire. Add this week’s initial sounds or you could change to have rhyming things go into the pot. 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