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...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 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...
...Introduction Singing supports learning to speak, listen, read and write. They are the way children experiment with the words they know and get a feeling for rhythm and alliteration. Sing in the garden, on walks and visits, while waiting...
...What you need good, strong voices! space for everyone to jump and move aroundWhat you do Chant this song and perform the actions. Perform the actions clearly and distinctly: Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Teddy bear, Teddy bear Turn around. (walk...
...What you need a large quantity of newspapers masking tapeWhat you do Newspaper is an under-used sound maker! Newspaper has a wonderful sound-making quality that is very versatile – it can be: rolled into lengths and used as a beater...
...What you need pencils and pens – all different sizes and lengths, some with rubbers on the ends, some taped together in 3s or 4s This activity is best done sitting in a group round a table.What you do Put all the pens and pencils...