Child will use listening skills to identify when words in a sentence have the same beginning sound.
Sit with your child at the table or on the couch and say, “I am going to say a silly sentence that has lots of words that begin with the same beginning sound. When I say a word that has the same beginning sound, you clap your hands.” If your child is hesitant, demonstrate the activity before asking him to have a turn.
Slowly say a silly sentence that has several words with the same beginning sound, and explain the rules to your child. For example, “Cars can climb through clouds… Clap as you say each word that begins with a /ck/ sound. Do not clap when you say the word through since it does not start with a /ck/ sound.” Next, repeat the silly sentence and ask your child to clap when he hears the words that begin with /ck/ sound.
Use the silly sentences below to practice more beginning sounds, or you can create your own. Say each sentence once, then repeat it slowly to help your child listen for words that begin with the same sound: