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Frog Hopping

Hop on pretend lily pads as you separate the individual sounds in one-syllable words and then blend the word together on the last hop.

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Extending this activity

  • -Segmenting sounds in words may be accomplished in any setting. Say a word and clap the word together using a clap for each word part or syllable. The ability to segment sounds in words provides a foundation for future word decoding while reading and writing words.

    -Read a fun rhythmic book like "A Very Special House" by Ruth Krauss and have the child jump or clap the syllables.

Adjust for an older child

Allow the child to initiate words and jump as he or she segments the sounds. Provide support for the child in the sound segmentation.

Adjust for a younger child

Say a word and allow the child to repeat the word. As you say the word, provide full eye contact with the child and be sure that the child can see your mouth as you form the sounds. Very young children may even want to touch the lips.

What is being taught through this activity

  • Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Isolating and Manipulating Sounds

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