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Speech Using a target sound in a single word - activities/games set 4  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.

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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'.

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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
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'. 

Sound Dice Race

1. Print out the sound dice race sheet.

2. Explain to your child that you are going to roll the dice and say the word with the picture next to the number rolled. 

3. Once you have said the word, you cover that picture with a counter or sticker and the next person takes a turn.

4. Keep playing until one number wins by covering up all the pictures in the row.

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'. 

Find it! game

1. Print out the find it game for your target sound. Cut out the game cards.

2. Place the game cards face down in a pile in front of you and your child.

3. Explain to your child that you are going to turn over a card and you both have to hunt for the item in the larger picture. All the pictures have the same target sound.

4. The first person to spot the picture, shouts out the name using the target sound. The player then keeps the card.

5. The next card is turned and you try to find the picture shown.

6. The game ends when all the cards have been used. THe winner is the person with the most cards.

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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