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.