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Jan 11, 2023

10 Phonics Activities for Preschoolers

Mackenzie Lee

Phonics is an important foundation for early reading and writing skills. By teaching phonics to preschoolers, we can help them develop the skills they need to become successful readers and writers.

There are many different phonics activities and games that can be used to teach phonics to preschoolers. Here are ten ideas to get you started:

  1. Play a game of "I Spy" using words that start with the same letter sound. For example, "I spy something that starts with the /s/ sound."

  2. Use magnetic letters to spell out simple words and have the child say the word and identify the sounds of each letter.

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  3. Use a set of flashcards with pictures of objects that start with different letter sounds. Have the child say the name of the object and the corresponding letter sound.

  4. Play a game of "Memory" using a set of cards with pictures of objects that start with different letter sounds. Have the child match the picture to the corresponding letter sound.

  5. Play a game of "Go Fish" using a deck of cards with pictures of objects that start with different letter sounds. Have the child ask for a card with a specific letter sound and try to make a match.

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  6. Use a set of picture cards with simple CVC words (words with consonant-vowel-consonant sounds) and have the child say the word and identify the sounds of each letter.

  7. Use a set of picture cards with simple CVC words and have the child build the words by manipulating letter tiles or magnetic letters.

  8. Use a set of picture cards with simple sight words and have the child say the word and identify the sounds of each letter.

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  9. Play a game of "Simon Says" using letter sounds and simple CVC words. For example, "Simon says touch your nose if the word starts with the /m/ sound."

  10. Use a set of picture cards with simple words and have the child "sound out" the words by saying the sounds of each letter and blending them together to form the word.

By using these fun and engaging activities, you can help your preschooler develop important phonics skills and lay the foundation for future success in reading and writing

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