Listen to, identify, and manipulate language sounds to develop auditory discrimination and phonemic awareness.
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differentiate among meaningful sounds (e.g., recorded or environmental sounds; sealed listening jars filled with various materials).
break words into syllables (e.g., clap or tap them out with rhythm instruments).
repeat and manipulate sequences of phonemes using phonological memory (e.g., “bo-be-ba”).
find pictures or think of words that begin with a specific initial sound.
fill in rhyming words in stories, poems and songs (e.g., make up new words to the song Down by the Bay… did you ever see a moose kissing a goose).