Super Syllables – Year 2 News
Our Years 2’s had some fun this week, experimenting with poetry and building their own sentences using specific syllable counts.
How does teaching syllables benefit your child?
A syllable is known as a unit of organization for a sequence of speech sounds. Teaching word and sentence syllables may seem like a somewhat small technique in the learning process but studies show that developing a child’s phonological awareness is an incredibly important part of developing a student and particularly a reader. Research shows that there is quite a clear link between the weakness in a child’s phonological awareness and their reading skills. When it comes to learning how to read and write, segmenting and blending individual sounds can be difficult in the beginning, this is why we prefer to begin with segmenting and blending syllables.
Here are some effective methods you can try with your child as a part of any fun home activity:
- The clap method: Go through the names in your family (or pets) and clap out the syllables found in each name.
- The hum method: hum the word instead of saying the word. Count the number of hums.
- The talk-like-a-robot method: pretend you’re a robot and say the word in a robotic tone, with a pause between each word chunk.
- The jump method: Get active! For each syllable, jump on the spot.
Family Time Fun! Above all, syllable counting practise should be light, fun and playful!
Miss Siobhan Hendry
Year 2 Teacher
Tips Source: https://blog.allaboutlearningpress.com/count-syllables/