Your reading a book with your child, say… Fox in a Box by Phil Roxbee Cox.
Your child has learned the ‘b’ phoneme (sound) and grapheme (letter) but cannot remember it whilst reading the text.
How do you use a sound mat to support reading?
Grab your sound mat (phase 2) and ask them to find the letter that looks like the one they are struggling with. They find the ‘b’ on the mat and look at the image. On Parent Homework Hub’s sound mat, the image is a bear. They recognise ‘bear’ begins with ‘b’ and hurrah! They can now continue reading the words in the book.
The more your child uses their sound mat, the quicker they will become at finding the letters or sounds needed. Try out some of our fun sound mat games ideas to help your child become more and more familiar with their sound mat.
How can we use our sound mat to support spelling?
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