Developing their sound awareness

 

Nursery and School Age

How to help their speech along

Developing their sound awareness

These activities are beneficial for any child to develop their early literacy skills but are especially important for children who have trouble saying certain sounds. Research shows children need a good understanding of sounds including being able to listen out for sounds in words before speech sound therapy will help. 
 
BEFORE YOU START
1) Ensure your child has developed their general listening skills before you beginning speech sound awareness work
2) Sound awareness activities should use letter sounds not letter names so bike is ‘buh, eye, kuh’ not ‘bee, eye, kay, ee’
 

What is phonological awareness?

Phonological awareness includes a range of skills which range in complexity
 

 

 

Age

3 1/2 +

 

 

 

 

Age

4 +

 

 

 

 

Age

5+

 

 

 

 

Age

6+