Scavenger Hunt #6

It's Erin's final blog post in the scavenger hunt series. We hope you had fun with these special literacy hunts!

Phonological awareness means understanding that words are made up of smaller sounds. It helps children learn how to decode written language when learning how to read. Phonological awareness is an important skill set to develop throughout early childhood and a strong predictor of future reading success.

One component of phonological awareness is learning how words can be broken down into syllables. Find the following items around your home and then have fun clapping and counting the numbers of syllables the words have. 

Examples: dog equals one clap for its one syllable. Zebra equals two claps (ze/bra) for its two syllables, and kangaroo equals three claps (kan/ga/roo) for its three syllables.

Bed

Coat

Shoe

Window

Zipper

Water 

Microwave

Telephone

Umbrella

Toothbrush

Want more seek-and-find adventures? Try Scavenger Hunt #1, Scavenger Hunt #2Scavenger Hunt #3, Scavenger Hunt #4 and Scavenger Hunt #5, opens a new window to keep you looking high and low.

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