Starting with sounds

Rebecca Adams suggests some great sounds’ activities for our Infant and early Primary learners.

Author: Rebecca Adams

‘Something that you can hear’ is one of the many definitions of sound in theMacmillan English Dictionary. As we all know, listening and interpreting sounds are important skills in any language classroom at any age, but why are sounds so important at Infant and first-cycle Primary levels?

RTEmagicC_starting_with_sounds_ISS_2839_00012.jpgTowards reading and writing

Both in their mother tongue and the foreign language, children need to be able to hear, distinguish and experiment with sounds in order to repeat, read and eventually write them. The training we give them at an early age to work towards these skills will later help them become more competent readers and writers. By playing and experimenting with sounds in Pre-school, we can help our children start to develop reading skills and learn to decode English words.

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Phonics flashcards: Group 1 sounds

Phonics flashcards: Group 1 sounds

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Phonics flashcards: Group 2 sounds

Phonics flashcards: Group 2 sounds

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Phonics flashcards: Group 3 sounds

Phonics flashcards: Group 3 sounds

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