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Phase 1 Phonics - Aspect 1 - Describe and find it!

Set up a farmyard, jungle or a zoo. Describe one of the animals but do not tell your child its name. Say, for example: This animal has horns, four legs and a tail. Ask them to say which animal it is. Ask them to make the noise the animal might make. When they are familiar with the game let individual children take the part of the adult and describe the animal for the others to name. This activity can be repeated with other sets of objects such as zoo animals, toy sets based on transport (e.g. aeroplane, car, train, bus, boat) and musical instruments. It can be made more challenging by introducing sets of random objects to describe and name.

Look, listen and note

Look, listen and note how well your child can:

■ describe what they see;

■ identify the animals and imitate the sounds;

■ add new words to their vocabulary.