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Speech To develop the use of a target sound in a single word - activities/games set 4  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.

Description:

These activities focus on using a target sound in a single word. Your target sound may be at the beginning of the word, e.g. 's' in 'sun', or in the middle of a word, e.g. 's' in 'glasses', or at the end of a word, e.g. 's' in 'horse'.

Phonology/Articulation:Sounds in Words
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info; Secondary (11-16yrs) info
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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Sound dice
  1. Make up the dice and use as a substitute for a typical number dice in any board/dice games you own.
  2. When you roll the dice say the word that you throw and then move the number.

If your child is able to do this activity you might like to try moving on to: saying a small phrase with the target word in, e.g target word = 'car', your phrase could be, 'a red car'.

Some phrase level activities can be found by clicking here.

 

If your child is finding this activity challenging, try the following steps:

- If your child finds it challenging to say the sound, praise them for trying and say the word back with the sound used correctly for them to hear. 

- Talk about the sound the word starts with, e.g. 'cat' starts with a 'c' sound.

- Have a go at breaking the word up for the child to copy, e.g. 'let's try and say this together, 'c'  'at'. 

Build a picture dice game

1. Cut out a set of 6 pictures - each player should be collecting a set of 6 pictures to make a bigger picture. If there are 2 players, you could have 2 pictures to build each.

2. Lay the picture pieces out in front of you and make a pile of target word cards.

3. Each player takes a turn to choose a word card and say the target sound.

4. After this, roll the dice and collect the corresponding piece for the number you rolled.

5. If you roll a duplicate number, you have to wait until your next turn to try again.

6. The game ends when a player completes their picture.

If your child is able to do this activity you might like to try moving on to: saying a small phrase with the target word in, e.g target word = 'car', your phrase could be, 'a red car'.

Some phrase level activities can be found by clicking here.

 

If your child is finding this activity challenging, try the following steps:

- If your child finds it challenging to say the sound, praise them for trying and say the word back with the sound used correctly for them to hear. 

- Talk about the sound the word starts with, e.g. 'cat' starts with a 'c' sound.

- Have a go at breaking the word up for the child to copy, e.g. 'let's try and say this together, 'c'  'at'. 

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