Acitivity 1- Enlivening stories
Involve your child in songs and stories, enlivened by role-play, props and repeated sounds, for example acting out:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall (bump, crash, bang!)
All the King’s horses and all the King’s men (gallop, gallop, gallop)
Couldn’t put Humpty together again (boo, hoo, boo, hoo, boo, hoo).
Look, listen and note Look, listen and note how well your child can
■ identify different sounds and place them in a context
■ identify similar sounds
■ make up sentences to talk about sounds
■ join in the activities and take turns to participate
Activity 2- New words to old songs
Take a song or rhyme your child knows well and invent new words to suit the purpose and your child’s interests. Use percussion instruments to accompany the new lyrics.