My three-year old is working on mastering beginning word sounds. As his vocabulary and speech improves, he is able to associate more words. My toddler and his grandpa play a game where they take turns thinking of a word that starts with each letter of the alphabet. We made up a new game today!
I gave my toddler a sticky note with a letter on it – “A” then “B” and so on. He took the sticky note and together we looked for things around the house that started with that letter. Then he “stickied” the object by placing the sticky note on it. Some objects where a little challenging, such as the cat, but he tried! This game could be expanded to word ending sounds, middle word sounds, rhyming words or the entire word. Of course, in the end there are stickies all over the house but that’s ok with me!
Apples (decorative), coconuts (a lamp made out of coconuts), and eggs (hard-boiled)! Just a few of the beginning sound words that were stickied today!