In this pre-reading activity, the child will brainstorm a list of words that start with a specific letter sound.
Begin by explaining the activity to the child by saying, “Let’s think about some words that begin with the same letter as your name. Your name is Ben, begins with the letter B, and the /b/ sound.”
Continue: “I am thinking of the word banana.” You can write the word banana down on a piece of paper. Ask your child to draw a picture next to the word, for example: “Can you try to draw a picture of a banana next to the word?”
Now say: “Now it’s your turn to think of a word that begins with the letter B and starts with the /b/ sound.”
Again, write the word the child says and have your child draw a picture of it.