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Games for the development of phonemic hearing.


Phonemic hearing is the ability to hear and distinguish sounds in words. The development of this skill plays an important role in a child's success in reading and writing. If you want to help your child develop phonemic awareness, games can be a very effective tool. In this article, we will look at some practical examples of games that parents can play with their children to develop their phonemic awareness.

Rhymes game. Start with simple words like "cat", "hat", and "mat" and ask your child to come up with words that rhyme with them. Gradually complicate the task, using more difficult words and ask the child to name all the words that come to his mind.

Sound ladder game. Choose a word and ask the child to name all the sounds he hears in the word and write them down. Then help your child arrange the sounds in the order they appear in the word. This game helps the child understand the sound structure of words and learn to isolate individual sounds in words.

Game "Where is the sound?" Name a few words that have the same sound and ask your child to find that sound in each word. For example, you can choose the sound "m" and name the words: "mother", "mouse", or "sea". The child must find the sound "m" in each word and point to it.

Game "Guess the word". Choose a word and say each sound in turn. Ask your child to try to guess the word based on the sounds they hear. This game will help the child learn to analyze the sound structure of words and highlight individual sounds in words.

The game "Guess what the word." Choose a word and say all the sounds except one. Ask the child to try to guess which sound is missing.

For example, if the word "ice cream" is selected, you can say all the sounds except "g". The child needs to guess which sound is missing and name it. This game not only develops phonemic hearing but also helps to develop the ability to analyze and think deductively.

Another interesting game for the development of phonemic hearing is "Who stole the sound?". In this game, a word is chosen and one of the sounds in it is replaced by another sound. The child needs to guess which sound was replaced and name it. For example, from the word "ice cream" you can make the word "ice cream" by replacing the sound "o" with "a". Such games for the development of phonemic hearing not only help develop the skills of analysis and deductive thinking in children but also make the learning process more interesting and exciting.

Games for the development of phonemic hearing do not require a lot of time and money, but at the same time, they can have a significant positive effect on the development of the child. Parents can use these games as a complement to other learning methods such as reading books and kindergarten or school activities. As a result, the child will not only understand speech better but also speak better himself.


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