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Weekly Activities. Wooden Rhyming Discs

Updated: Mar 17


Description:

Teaching the children about rhyming words using wooden picture and word discs.

Links to EYFS:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Communication and Language

  • Physical Development

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding of the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design

Activity:

This week’s activity was about rhyming words. We cut and painted several wooden discs. On one side were pictures and on the other side, the words representing the pictures. The words were rhyming words and were grouped together in threes e.g. dog, log, frog; fox, box, socks and sun, fun, run. The wooden discs were hidden around the site and the children were encouraged to find all the discs in their respective rhyming groups i.e. if they found 'sun' they needed to look for the other rhyming words belonging to that group.

For the older children, this activity helped strengthen and build towards consolidating their phonics and reading skills. For the younger children, it helped them with letter recognition and learning new simple words. It was especially helpful for those with English as an additional language. We specifically wrote the words in lower case letters so the children could get used with these type of words and hopefully make it easier to transition to school where writing is predominantly done in lower case letters (except when using names or words at the beginning of the sentence).

Home Activity:

Continue to play rhyming games with your child in order to expand and strengthen their knowledge. There are some great free resources online. Try the following links to get you started:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=rhyming%20games

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/early-years-communication-and-language-and-literacy/early-years-word-rhyme/games-and-activities-rhyme-communication-and-language-and-literacy-early-years

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