The Sticker Snake

SnakeThe Sticker Snake (3-5-year-olds)

Jolly Phonics introduces the letter sounds using a multi-sensory approach to teaching. Stories and actions are used as mnemonic techniques in order to make teaching and learning not only fun, but to help embed the sounds.

Snake is one of three characters in the programme, that makes an appearance in both Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar. The first Finger Phonics story is about how Snake is woken up when he is taking a nap. The noise he makes is “sssssss” which is reinforced by the action of waving your hand like a snake.

There are many other popular songs, stories and rhymes that also help to reinforce the /s/ sound, such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Simon Says and Solomon Crocodile by Catherine Rayner.

Creative activities can be used to embed the sounds and simple ideas such as using stickers on card, finger painting stars, drawing or “marking” with lollipop stick help develop physical development such as fine and gross motor skills with Very Young Leaners.

Extract taken from the Fun Phonics Pre-reading Framework by Beki Wilson.

Snake template taken from Jolly Grammar 1.

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