Supporting children on their path to Literacy
Let’s look at a few games and activities wich we can do at home or at school to build a good foundation for literacy.
1) Simon Says: Naming parts of the body; bring objects from the environment, point to objects in the classroom, ask them to do actions along with using adverbs, prepositions, adjectives and conjunctions.
2) Mapping Game.
3) Kim’s Game: Put a few objects on a tray, ask children to look at them and remember them. Cover the tray, remove one object and ask which one as been taken away. This game can be increased in complexity by attaching alliterative sounds to the objects so that the children can make the connexion between ‘b’ and the bear.
4) Palminism: Have matching cards placed face down on the table or on the floor. The children take turns in turning the cards over to make pairs. This can be increased by complexity by matching pictures that begin with the same sound , or have the same rime/rhyme.
5) ‘I went to the zoo’: The first child says ‘I went to the zoo and saw an elephant’ . The next child has to remember this and add an animal of his own,’ I went to the zoo and saw an elephant and a lion.’
6)Riming picture puzzles.