Read the Syllable
Pick a brick from each bowl.
Put your letters together to make a syllable and say it aloud (e.g. 2 possibilities: BA or AB).
How to prepare
1 base plate
12 bricks (6 different consonants and 6 different vowels)
Place the consonants and vowels in separate bowls.
Ask “Can you imagine an animal that can make this sound?”.
Ask “Can you think of a word starting with or containing this sound?”.
Increase the number of consonants.
Take two consonants and one vowel and make a syllable.
Take more than 2 bricks and read all the syllables as part of an imaginary word.
Say a syllable out loud and ask the child to spell it out loud or write it down.
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Recognize words more and more easily: Respond speedily with the correct sound to graphemes (letters or groups of letters)
- Perform operations on letters and word syllables: remove, add, reverse, locate, substitute
- Read aloud
- Improve auditory discrimination skills: Discriminate sounds in words (syllables)
- Understand rules
Did you know?
Braille is a reading system based on a syllabic approach.
When adults engage children in literacy learning during play, and in a manner that extends rather than interrupts the flow of the play, we do see benefits.
Braille activity groups
Learn braille letters, numbers, mathematic symbols and punctuation signs and know how to read and write them.
Assemble characters brick by brick and play with words in order to develop the ability to read and write.
Assemble characters, play with numbers and develop the ability to do basic mathematics and geometry.