A child that can identify letters and understand the sounds they make is ready to start making their own words. Sounding and blending is where the fun begins. In this My Busy Bots bag children can begin making the all important consonant-vowel-consonant words with jumbo letter beads and move onto harder ones as they progress.
This activity is suitable for little ones from 5 - 8 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 and ideas to extend the activities and list of skills being developed
25 Laminated activity cards
26 Jumbo letter beads
1 Colourful lace
1 Brightly coloured storage bag
Skills being developed:
Fine motor skills:
Thumb opposition; in-hand manipulation; hand strength; hand eye coordination and control; grasp and release; dexterity.
Visual perceptual skills:
Visual tracking and scanning; motor planning; visual discrimination; visual figure ground.
Concentration; problem solving; language and vocabulary; sorting and organisation; letter recognition; identifying phonemes.