It is never too early to start doing phonics related activities with your children. Obviously I don’t expect my two year old to recognise letters but bombarding her with the sounds and doing fun activities to engage her will only benefit her development. As mentioned previously we would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see your activities too.
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As this week is S week, this blog is about S activities for the two year old toddler and one for the baby.
Super simple. We played with wooden snakes and made the sssssss sound.
Another easy one – we raided her plastic food and found some sausages and a pan. We then sang “six fat sausages sizzling in a pan….one went pop and the other went bang”. You can never go wrong with rhymes. Children LOVE them. This was perfect as it had the alliteration on ssss but she got to explore onomatopoeia with bang and pop. Including the props – the pan and the sausages really brought it to life for her.
I’d already made the spaghetti for the superhero game so I just recycled it. We used scoops, spoons and tongs to try to pick the spaghetti up – great for fine motor skills – and ended up having a spaghetti tea party. Scooping spaghetti is almost impossible – who knew??
Sticking snow, stars, sticks and sand.
The little one loves gluing so we monopolised on that and made a picture using just s items. She loved sprinkling the sand on the glue and this encouraged language development as well as fine motor skills.
Another good one for improving hand strength and all children seem to love water play. Squeezing sponges and soaking them again…endless fun!
Finally it was the littlest ones turn.
Not yet sitting is a difficult age to engage babies one might think but a small tray of squishy spaghetti (none recycled for the baby – but made in the same batch) did the trick. The baby was held over it so that the cold spaghetti could tickle his toes and he could stamp and kick in it for a new sensory experience.