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Speech Move between syllables and use polysyllable words  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.

Description:

To blend syllables to make words, working towards pronouncing long words in connected speech.

Phonology/Articulation:Polysyllables
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info

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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Pairs game

Materials:

List of polysyallable words to create resources from

Cards with pictures and words from the above list - two cards for each word

Turn over all the cards.

Take it in turns to turn over two cards.

Say the word for the picture on each card.

If the cards are the same, keep them, if they are different turn them over.

At the end, say each word and break it down into syllables.

As with the other games, you say the word when it is your go, so that the child gets opportunities to hear how the word is said.

When the child is confident to say the words, make the game more difficult by asking them to put the words into a sentence when it is their go. You put the words into a sentence when it is your go

Stepping stones game

Materials:

Stepping stone board

One dice

Counters

Set of cards with words/pictures from this list

As with the other games, you say the word when it is your go, so that the child gets opportunities to hear how the word is said.

When the child is confident to say the words, make the game more difficult by asking them to put the words into a sentence when it is their go. You put the words into a sentence when it is your go

Snakes and ladders

Snakes and ladders board with about 15 or 20 spaces, two snakes, and two ladders. Each square has a picture/word on it from this list

One dice

Counters

As with the other games, you say the word when it is your go, so that the child gets opportunities to hear how the word is said.

Hide the fish

Eight cards with words/pictures from this list.

Small piece of paper with picture of a fish (or something else) on it.

This game is harder if the names of the pictures are more similar. Turn over the picture that you thought the child had said, though take care not to cause frustration if they have difficulties saying the word correctly to make you understand.

When the child is confident to say the words, make the game more difficult by asking them to put the words into a sentence when it is their go. You put the words into a sentence when it is your go

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