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 and 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.