Re: practise phonics in preschool education
Beth - Welcome to the forums!
A lot depends on what you want to teach them. Also the class size. If you have small groups then it's a little easier. If you have a big group of 20+ students, then it's a little more difficult with young learners.
With 3-4 year olds, I personally don't do anything, maybe just letter recognition. maybe.
Ideas for activities:
: but I would limit the number of letters to 8-10
- Race to put them in order
: again I would have most of the alphabet already done and they have to do just a 8-10 of them. It also doesn't need to be a win-lose type game. Everyone wins when they have completed the alphabet
- ABC foam puzzles
: if you can find some letter shape pop-out puzzles, those work great with young students. You pop out all of the letters and then they put them back matching the shapes
Starting with 5 year olds, I start to work on hard consonants and short vowels. I use my phonics materials
(Fun Fonix.) We do one letter per lesson. I use the phonics flashcards from MES English and I introduce them to 2 things that start with that letter. Then we have a letter hunt
where I place letter cards about the room and they have to find the letter of the day.
- alphabet mazes
- letter writing worksheets
with letters or words on the stick
Again, a lot depends on what you want to teach and hope to accomplish with your groups. If you can let us know more about that, maybe we can offer more specific activities and games. Anyway, I hope some of those ideas are helpful.