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Multisensory activities for phonics and numeracy - Ideas please!

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by LittleMiss2006, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. What are your favourite activities for teaching phonics or numeral recognition and formation - painting with water, sand, shaving foam, chocolate mousse, painting, inflatable/wooden/magnetic etc. letters and numbers - what are your most successful strategies? I feel like I get stuck in a rut using the same ideas.

    Thanks
     
  2. What are your favourite activities for teaching phonics or numeral recognition and formation - painting with water, sand, shaving foam, chocolate mousse, painting, inflatable/wooden/magnetic etc. letters and numbers - what are your most successful strategies? I feel like I get stuck in a rut using the same ideas.

    Thanks
     
  3. Write a letter or number on child's back with your finger - they tell you what they felt. When more able at this, sit a group of children in a line and after you write on the last child's back, they write on the back of the child in front of them etc. Last child to be written on then says what they felt. Give a large laminated number (say 1-10) to each child then get them to form their own number line. Peg boards - write individual letters and/or numbers on them then they put coloured pegs in over your writing.
     
  4. I like the human number line and peg board idea - any others? Or useful resources you've made/bought?
     
  5. Just loads of practice sheets - large size letters or numbers, with arrow directions of where to start, they try to keep their line in the middle of the printed letters/numbers. Daily practice on small white boards, hand over hand if necessary, saying the directions as they write. We do a lot of practice for this on the interactive white board.
     
  6. Thanks - any other ideas that hide the fact we're doing letters - my little one has an aversion at the. mo.! Trying chalks in playground, a puppet with velcro letters, forming letters using different media on the computer and phoneme twister - any more for any more?! Thank you x
     
  7. Ibuzzybea

    Ibuzzybea Occasional commenter

    How old and what ability (p level/ nc) what special needs?
     
  8. 9 years old, high P levels 5-7 in numeracy and literacy
     
  9. Ibuzzybea

    Ibuzzybea Occasional commenter


    Have you used the letters and sounds documents? It's got some good ideas. http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/local/clld/resources/let...

    Have stepping stones on floor with different phonemes on them say instruct each child to jump, hop, run etc to s, h ,t etc.

    Use one of those dice that has pockets and put diffent letters on each side have a basket of objects that begin with those letters in middle the children take it in turn to roll a dice and find something that begins with that letter.

    Simpler than above idea have pots each with a different letter in it put an object in each pot that begins with that letter.

    Make letters out of clay/ playdough

    Put letters/ blends on pebbles children make words etc.

    Make a letter box out of shoe boxes put a number on each door children are given letters to post to the correct house

    Hide letters/ numbers in an agreed area ahildren look when they find them they have to shout what it is or are told to go and find...

    If you have a climbing frame put numbers on different parts roll a dotted dice on the ground children count the dots and climb to find the number

    Have a bag of magnetic numbers children put thier hand in and find the number they then get count that many balls out and have that amount of gos at penalty shoot out/ basket ball (they will learn to find the highest number)

    Give the children 10 bean bags they must throw them into a hoop they then count how many got in the hoop and find the corresponding number.

    Use wiki stix/ pipe cleaners/ string/ cooked spaghetti to make letter shapes

    water and paint brushes outside

    for formation do lots of gross motor activities that mimic letter shapes eg. ribbon dancing

    Fine motor skill like pegging, opening jars etc.

    Hope that gives you a few ideas
     
  10. Ibuzzybea

    Ibuzzybea Occasional commenter

    Oh and you could put letters on fun things in the playground that begin with that letter e.g. h (hoop) b (ball) c (climbing frame) you say a letter and they have to find it they can have a quick go then next go (or they keep what they find)
     
  11. mermaid

    mermaid New commenter

    oooo... I'm liking those ideas buzzy!
     
  12. Thanks guys, these are all really helpful
     
  13. Magnetic letter fishing....

    Icing biscuits in letter shapes or making the letter shape with decorations eg silver balls

    Or pastry cutters.....

    Washing up liquid in bottles to squirt letters on the playground
     
  14. try and find the book Sue loyd phonics.It is multisensory in style and the children love to work with this scheme.It has worksheets as well and you can make flashcards as wll.Great as a group activity or individuallly.Theysonnlearn their phonics in a fun way!Hope this helps.
     
  15. put glitter gel in to plastic zipperbags and seal them, make sure they do not leak, leaners 'write' numbers, words on them
     
  16. Numicom is good for number recognition
     
  17. peepo

    peepo New commenter

    Wirral learning grid has a Maths kinaesthetic activity pack.

    Google 'active maths-wirral learning grid'
     

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