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.
Literacy Ideas: The old woman who swallowed a fly
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/category/shared-ideas/
There is also a Top Access Tips page on the Positive Eye website which gives you a free top tips sheet to download each month. These are top access tips for access within mainstream educational settings, a concise tips sheet to give to teachers.