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Speech Using a target sound in a single word - activities/games set 2   This resource has been viewed by a moderator.

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The child will practice target sounds in single words.

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Phonology/Articulation:Sounds in Words
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info; Secondary (11-16yrs) info
Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
'Jenga'

'Jenga' or similar stacking game using wooden blocks.

Pictures of words containing the target sound at the appropriate place in the word: these pictures should be stuck on the blocks.

Speech sound pictures can be found by clicking this link

Play Jenga by the normal rules, but as you pull a block out of the stack, say the name of the picture that's on it.

You take turns with the child/children - when it's your turn you say the word, when it is the child's turn, they have a go at saying it.

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'. 

Building play

'Jenga' or other wooden blocks.

Pictures of words containing the target sound at the appropriate place in the word: these pictures should be stuck on the blocks.

Speech sound pictures can be found by clicking this link

Build towers, walls and structures with the blocks, saying the name of the picture on the block as you add it.

You take turns with the child/children - when it's your turn you say the word, when it is the child's turn, they have a go at saying it.

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'. 

Domino line

'Jenga' or similar stacking game using wooden blocks.

Pictures of words containing the target sound at the appropriate place in the word: these pictures should be stuck on the blocks.

Speech sound pictures can be found by clicking this link

Stand the blocks up on their small end in a line as you would dominoes, saying the name of the picture as you put the block in the line. When it's complete, the child can knock them over.

You take turns with the child/children - when it's your turn you say the word, when it is the child's turn, they have a go at saying it.

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'. 

What's in the bag

'Jenga' or similar stacking game using wooden blocks.

Pictures of words containing the target sound at the appropriate place in the word: these pictures should be stuck on the blocks.

Speech sound pictures can be found by clicking this link

Play 'What's in the bag?' with the blocks in the bag. (Children take it in turns to take a block out of the bag and say what is on it - you can sing "what's in the bag, what's in the bag, [child's name] take a look" before each turn).

You take turns with the child/children - when it's your turn you say the word, when it is the child's turn, they have a go at saying it.

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'. 

Post the blocks

'Jenga' or similar stacking game using wooden blocks.

Pictures of words containing the target sound at the appropriate place in the word: these pictures should be stuck on the blocks.

Speech sound pictures can be found by clicking this link

Posting box with a wide slot.

Post the blocks into a posting box with a wide slot, saying the name of the picture as you post it.

You take turns with the child/children - when it's your turn you say the word, when it is the child's turn, they have a go at saying it.

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'. 

Skittles

'Jenga' or similar stacking game using wooden blocks.

Small ball or marble.

Pictures of words containing the target sound at the appropriate place in the word: these pictures should be stuck on the blocks.

Speech sound pictures can be found by clicking this link

 

Stand some of the blocks up on their small end, spacing them apart. Use a marble or small ball to knock them over like skittles. Say the name of the picture(s) on the block(s) you knock over.

You take turns with the child/children - when it's your turn you say the word, when it is the child's turn, they have a go at saying it.

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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