PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS

  • Keep it fun and simple!

    1.  Pull out a pot and wooden spoon and find 5 of your favorite foods in the pantry and drum out each syllable in the word.  For example, “cereal” has 3 syllables so you drum 3 times as you say “CE-RE-AL”.

    2.  Find pictures or draw a picture of 3-5 your favorite people.  Make a "speech button" on paper for each syllable under their name and "press" the buttons while you say each part of the name.  For example, "Andrea" would be  "_ _ _" because it has 3 syllables (parts).

    3.  Mark all the parts of the words linked below under "syllabification pictures".

    4.  Clap out the names of friends in your class.

    5.  Find 5 of your favorite toys and choose your way to show the parts:  clap it, stomp it, cheer it ( with a "cheerleader's fist), tap it, jump it, or shake your hips!

    6.  Play the Hinky Pinky game at the American Literature website  

    A “hinky pinky” has 2 rhyming words, each with 2 syllables, that answer a riddle. E.g., How do you say goodbye to a reptile? - “Later Gator”.  Your child may need some help with this, but it's fun with language!

     

    SYLLABIFICATION PICTURES

     SYLLABLE CARDS

    GOOD OLD FASHIONED NURSERY RHYMES!

    MORE Mother Goose Rhymes

    RHYMING TASK

    MANY FUN RHYMING TASKS