“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.” – Flora Lewis
Exposing children to other languages at an early age gives them the opportunity to tap into their natural ability to hear and distinguish the sounds of other languages. It also enhances their capacity to make sense of what they are hearing.
English has a complicated spelling system, which makes it extremely important to teach letter sound in a systematic way to the children. Phonics instruction teaches children how to decode letters into their respective sounds, a skill that is essential for them to read unfamiliar words by themselves.
Phonics is important not only because the knowledge allow children to read on their own, but is also a learning mechanism that built up a good print word dictionary that can be quickly accessed. Keeping these things in view an activity named “Fun with sounds” was organised for the students of Play Group. In the activity, the students were given a sound and were asked to do the action and pick appropriate flash card. This activity enhanced their gross motor and linguistic skills.