Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Toy Truck Phonics

Toy trucks and toy cars are great tools to use to help kids learn how to read.

Materials Needed
a piece of cardboard to use as a ramp
construction paper
a marker
toy cars or toys trucks

After children learn their letter sounds, they must learn how to blend sounds together to create words.  Some kids grasp this concept easily.  Others take a little longer to do learn this.  

Cut the construction paper into thick strips. Write a letter on the strip.  Space the letters apart. Tape the strip to a piece of cardboard. Lean it against a wall at an angle.  

To Use
As the truck rolls down the ramp, the child should say the sound that each letter makes. Using the ramp helps ensure that the child says each letter sound in the order that it is written on the strip of paper.  This is a great activity for teaching phonemic awareness and phonics.

Attach different words onto the cardboard.

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  1. Fun, fun, fun!
    We love toy cars and trucks here -- pinning for use this year!

    Stopping by from We Like to Learn as We Go....

    1. I am glad that it can be of use to you. Learning how to blend sounds can take a while for some kids to learn. I had been looking for a way to make it fun for the kiddos. Thanks!

  2. I'm setting this up right now to do with my five year old. She is going to have fun!

    1. Thank you! I am glad that the post has been helpful for you :)