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...Focus To develop children's awareness of the sounds made by various instruments and objects.What you need A range of percussion instruments Thick paper or card cut into a circle shape to place instruments on A cloth to cover...
...What you need No special equipmentWhat you do Begin with a circle. Make sure the children know how to play this game safely, not hurting themselves or others by over-enthusiastic actions. Repeat Vowel Yowl, but this time, encourage...
...Introduction Introduce children to the festival of Chinese New Year. Read or tell children the story of ‘The Great Race’. This explains the story behind the Emperor and the Chinese Zodiac.What you need A picture book that tells the story...
...Introduction This is a simple highly versatile activity that gets the children moving and really listening. Children have to listen to and identify sounds in different words by moving around the room to the correct grapheme or digraph card....
...Introduction This version uses the structure of the Runaround game to teach a different skill; the using and applying of spelling strategies. Once children have reached Phase 5 they will need to learn when to apply specific digraphs...
...Introduction Predicting missing words is very useful way to practise listening and anticipation skills.What you need No additional resourcesHelpful hints Children need to be able to see you as they will watch you for signals!What you do...
...Introduction Making and listening to sounds as you and your friends make them, is a key feature of learning to read. In this activity children experiment with different sounds by adding different objects to shakers and listening...
...Introduction Bright colours (red, green, orange, yellow) stimulate the brain and encourage lively activity. Darker colours and most shades of blue are more calming and relaxing. What colours should you use to paint the rooms in your setting...
...What are they learning? A fun way to countWhat you need counting bricks imagination!Keywords listen look count one to tenWhat you do Build a tower from one to ten, counting as you do so. Now get the children to count the bricks using...
...Introduction Traditional games are in danger of being lost if they are not introduced to very young children at home and in early years settings. Many of these traditional games encourage listening and sound discrimination, and others can...