The key to good phonics skills is having good listening, speaking and vocabulary skills.
These are not just the elements for phonics and for other literacy success but an essential for social communication skills as well.
Sadly, schools are still reporting ever increasing concerns over the decline in young children’s speaking and listening skills. So, over the next 14 weeks, we are looking again at the different developmental elements of listening and speaking which in turn will support vocabulary development. Providing practical information, games and activities to help build a child’s skills.
Week 1. What is Listening?
Week 2. Games to Develop Listening Skills – Sound Screen Games
Week 3. Games to Develop Listening Skills – Sound Scanning Games
Week 4. Games to develop Listening Skills – Music Fun
Week 5. Games to develop Listening Skills – Phonemic Awareness
Week 6. Conversational Turn Taking Skills
Week 7. Different Types of Talk
Week 8. The Importance of Small Talk
Week 9. How to Encourage Your Child to Keep Talking
Week 10. Word Awareness
Week 11. Activities to Develop Talking & Language Skills
Week 12. Activities to Develop Rhyme & Alliteration
Week 13. Activities to Develop Syllable Awareness
Week 14. Activities to Develop Directional and Positional Language