Phoneme Segmentation

Phoneme Segmentation:   the ability to segment words into individual sounds.  Again, practicing this skill doesn’t involve lots of materials.  It can be as simple as saying a single syllable word and asking your child to tell you the sounds they hear.  For example, if you say “six” your child would respond, “/s/ /i/ /x/.”

Rubber Band Stretch – Saying words slowly so that they hear each sound is an important step in segmenting words.  Ask your child to pretend that a rubber band is wrapped around their fingers as they slowly pull their fingers apart as they say word the word you’ve given them.

Phoneme Jump – Indoors or outside this game will incorporate movement with phoneme segmentation.  As you say a single syllable word, ask your child to jump and say each sound they hear.


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