Phonics activity ideas to support your children at home
Splat gameThis is great game to play at home using cards with the letters written on and a spatula or flat swat. Turn the cards upside down, the child flips one over, says the sound and then splats it before keeping that card. Only do the sounds learnt at school so far. The pre-teach videos will help you to know this but if you would like a list then please ask. Once you feel that your child is confident with certain letters, then you can remove these so you can focus on the ones that they need to practise more. This video shows an example of how to play the game. This could also be played with tricky words or high frequency words.
BlendingThis video gives you an example of how to support your child to sound talk and then blend sounds to read words. Only use CVC words for now and only the sounds learnt at school so far. These are in the pre-teach videos but f you would like a list then please ask. I would recommend trying to do at least one of these words a day.
Sound buttonsCreate some word cards for your children using only the sounds that we have learnt so far. Add sound buttons so the children can sound talk then sweep to blend. This is demonstrated on the video.
Buried treasureThis is a free online game, which is great to support your child in blending to read words. Only select the sounds learnt so far from 'phase 2'.
Beanbag gameThis game is great to practise high frequency words or the phonics sounds.
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