Learning beginning sounds can be tricky for any kid. They have to train their ear to listen to the sounds and then match that sound to the appropriate phoneme- which is a very important step to learning to read. This week has been declared teddy bear preschool theme week and so I will be sharing with you our Teddy Bear Beginning Sounds Activities Sorting Mats.
The activity itself was pretty easy to prepare. All we had to do (once I created the mats of course) was to print, cut and play.
First, J chose the teddy bear mat that she wanted to play with- there are two versions a black and white and a colour. J chose the coloured teddy bear mat.
Second, chose a letter to focus on- letter C. I asked her quickly what does C say and she repeated the 2 sounds for C. I then placed the letter card in rectangular spot on the mat.
The third step was for J to choose all the images that started with C and place them in the squares.
We played this game for as long as she cared for and then put it away once she was starting to lose interest.