Tape family pictures to the wall. When you call out the name of the person, have your child throw a soft object at the picture.
Tip: Use a ping pong ball, crumpled piece of paper, or anything safe to throw.
Tape pictures of objects and animals to the wall. When you call out the name or the beginning sound of a word, have your child throw a soft object at the picture.
Tip: Take images from a magazine, the internet, or use photographs.
Tape words from food boxes and labels to the wall. Call out the name of the food item and have your child throw a soft object at the picture.
Tip: Have your child identify specific letters in the words or any of their letter sounds.
Why is this important?
Being aware of the sounds in words helps to develop reading skills. This activity also combines movement and fun!
Looking for more information?
Check out our English Letter Sounds resource for an extra support!
Reference: Sénéchal, M., & LeFevre, J. (2014). Continuity and Change in the Home Literacy Environment as Predictors of Growth in Vocabulary and Reading. Child Development, 85(4), 1552–1568. https://doi-org.uwinnipeg.idm.oclc.org/10.1111/cdev.12222