Ways to support your children at home:
alliteration (words that begin with the same sound).
- Alliteration is a lot of fun to play around with. Your child’s name can be a good place to start, for example, say: ‘Gurpeet get the giggles’, ‘Carl caught a cat’, ‘Jolly Jessie jumped’. Encourage other family members to have a go, for example: ‘Mummy munches muffins’, ‘Daddy is doing the dishes’.
- Emphasise alliteration in songs and stories, for example: ‘Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers’.
- Play around with familiar song , such as ‘Old MacDonald had some sheep, shoes, shorts, with a sh sh here and and sh sh there’, to emphasise alliteration.
- Identify the odd one out, for example, cat, cup, boy, car.
- Make up little nonsense stories together using lots of alliteration.
- Collect items that start with the same sound from the park, the garden and around the house.
- When shopping, think about items you are buying and say: ‘a tall tin of tomatoes’, ‘a lovely little lemon’. Encourage your child to do the same.