Sound Game

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There are many games a directress may play with the children in a primary classroom that are meant to awaken a child’s ability to discern sounds within a word. The sound game shown here is intended to isolate the beginning sound of each word. 

Within the box are three items: a button, a cup, and a duck. Here, directress Reghan McAuley plays an “I Spy” riddle with these young children:

I spy with my little eye… something that begins with I spy with my little eye… something that begins with “KUH.” The child responds by picking up the cup and saying, “Kuh, kuh. Cup!” as she hands over the cup.

In Reghan’s words: “The attractiveness of the small objects and the rhyming riddle makes this a treasured game in the Montessori environment.”

Judging from the number of children who gathered round to watch in the background as the game progressed, it clearly is an appealing game, and a fun early introduction to the sounds words make. Thank you, Reghan, for sharing!