Teach the children to hear, say and read initial sounds in words with this phonics game. Model how to match the sound to the animal by saying the animal’s name and hearing the initial sound, then reading the sounds and identifying the correct one from a choice of three.
Remember to teach the children how the word giraffe sounds like a ‘j’ but is written with a ‘g’.
If pegs are used to indicate the sound the activity strengthens fingers and develops fine motor control.
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