The second letter for this week was letter d. Another most important person in most of the children’s lives is their father or a father figure they look up to. The children were very proud to stick dad’s picture on their scrapbook 🙂
They also wrote the letter sound d on the same scrapbook using the rainbow technique. They also worked on their literacy workbook where they distinguished between letter d and other letters we have done so far. They also practiced finding pictures which start with the letter sound d.
The children then followed the Jolly phonics story for letter d.
A boy is tidying his toy cupboard. At the back he finds a duck, some dominoes, dice and an old drum. He starts to pay the drum, making a /d,d,d,d/ sound.
Jolly Phonic Rhyme Letter d sound
The action done when saying the d sound is associated with the picture story like all the other letter actions are. Beat your hands up and down, as if you are playing a drum saying /d.d.d/.
- Step 1 – Start at the middle and make a curve
- Step 2 – Bounce up and then go down
- Step 3 – Go down
- Step 4 – Tail.
We also discussed other words which start with the d sound. These are some words we came up with drink, dress, doll, drum, dance, donut, dog and doctor, duck and donkey. The children discussed amongst them whose name starts with the letter sound d – Denzel and the surname Debattista 🙂
Practice Ideas For Home
- You can practice the letter formation by using a white board and colourful washable markers using the steps above.
- You can place about 5 objects or pictures on the table, amongst which you have objects starting with the letter d sound.
- Say the name of each object emphasizing and exaggerating the first letter sound of each object and ask your child if that object or picture starts with the letter sound d. This is a skill which needs loads of practice, so don’t get worried if they are not understanding at first what this means. Praise at this point is very important to build their confidence 🙂