I saw this idea on this site via a link I clicked on a couple of weeks. I have now made my own version, but this time adapted to make it tactile for a child with visual impairment. The link was to a website run by a speech and language therapist and she had created a fun resource to support children with initial letter sounds.
Here I have made it tactile and a little bit funky!!
I made the hat from fur and added a big flower, the hair is made from Wikki Stix.
The tactile picture is attached to a box, the children can post their objects and words through the old woman’s mouth, which is cut out to enable the objects to be posted
Tell the story of the old woman who swallowed a fly, children post the objects.
Post objects together with matching word.
Focus on each word, fly, coin, violin and find other objects beginning with each of the initial sounds.
Post all objects beginning with letter f, c, v etc. Link into the rhyme about the old woman who swallowed a fly.
Children to make their own old woman, decorate hat and make fun hair.
Count the objects the old woman swallows as they are posted
Make up counting games, e..g the old woman swallowed five coins, 3 violins,
Make up categorising games, e.g. The old woman swallowed all round objects, all objects smaller than a coin, shiny objects, blue objects etc.
There are more shared ideas at http://www.positiveeye.co.uk/
I hope you find the resources useful.
Positive Eye – UK