Learning your letter sounds. This opens up a wealth of possibilities: being able to read a word and then a book. Or being able to write a word, then a sentence and eventually a story of one’s own. Our My Busy Bots bag uses bright, fun pictures to capture children’s imagination so they can identify the matching picture to each letter sound and pin a peg to it.
This activity is suitable for little ones from 4 - 6 years old. As all children develop in their own time, this is a guideline and may vary with your child.
1 Information card with instructions, ideas to extend the activity and list of skills being developed
26 Laminated letter sound cards
26 Small coloured pegs
1 Brightly coloured storage bag
Skills being developed:
Fine motor skills:
Thumb opposition; in-hand manipulation; pre-writing skills; pincer grip; hand strength; hand eye coordination; dexterity; bilateral hand coordination.
Visual perceptual skills:
Visual tracking and scanning; motor planning; visual discrimination; visual figure ground.
Concentration; problem solving; language and vocabulary; letter recognition; matching.
Patience and perseverance; creativity and Imagination; use of pegs; early reading skills.