Phase 1 - Aspect 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
Enjoy putting actions and sounds to your child's favourite rhymes and stories. You might want to add sounds to Jack and the Beanstalk e.g. Stamping sounds to represent the giant.
A good story to add sounds to if you haven't any favourite books is 'Peace at Last' by Jill Murphy. When listening to the story below, make sounds to match the actions in the story- drip, drip goes the tap, hummmmmm goes the fridge etc.