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Group 1

 

 

 

 

 
 

s

Weave hand like a snake, making
s shapes while saying
ssssss...

a

Short a: Wiggle fingers above elbow,
as if ants are crawling on you, and say
a-a-a

t

Children imitate watching tennis,
moving heads side to side saying
t-t-t

p

Children pretend to be mice by wiggling fingers
on the end of their noses and squeaking
i-i-i

i

Hold up index finger, pretending it is a lit candle,
and imagine you are blowing it out by saying
p-p-p

n

Hold out your arms, as if you were
a plane nose diving, and say
nnnnnn...

 

 

 

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Group 2

 

 

 

 

 
 

c k

Raise hands and snap fingers,
as if playing castanets, saying
k-k-k

e

Short e: Pretend to hold egg in one hand
and crack it against the side of a pan.
Use both hands to open shell saying
eh-eh-eh

h

Act as if panting after a race:
hold hand to mouth and say
h-h-h

r

Pretend to be a puppy pulling a
rag in it's teeth. Keep teeth
closed, shake head and say
rrrrrr...

m

Rub tummy, as if you see
tasty food, and say
mmmmmm...

d

Pretend to hold drumsticks
and beat up and down saying
d-d-d

 

 

 

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Group 3

 

 

 

 

 
 

g

Spiral hand down, as if water
gurgling down a plug hole, saying
g-g-g

o

Short o: Pretend you are turning
a switch on and off, saying
o-o-o

u

Short u: Keep one hand steady
and raise the other up, as if
raising an umbrella, saying
u-u-u

l

Pretend to lick a lollipop, saying
l-l-l

f

Place one hand above the other
and push them together gently,
as if a toy fish is deflating, saying
ffffff...

b

Place hands together, as if batting away
a cricket ball, and say
b-b-b

 

 

 

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Group 4

 

 

 

 

 
 

ai

Long a: Cup had over ear, as if
hard of hearing, and say
ai-ai-ai

j

Pretend to be a jelly
and wobble, saying
j-j-j

oa

Long o: Hold hand over mouth,
as if you have done something
wrong and say
ohhh...!

ie

Stand to attention and salute, saying
ie-ie-ie

ee

Put hands on ears and pretend
to be a donkey, saying
eeyore-eeyore

or

Put hands on ears and pretend
to be a donkey, saying
eeyore-eeyore

 

 

 

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Group 5

 

 

 

 

 
 

z

Pretend to be a buzzing bee, with
elbows in and arms flapping while saying
zzzzzz...

w

Blow into open hand,
like the wind, saying
wh-wh-wh

ng

Pretend to be a weightlifter, lifting
a heavy weight above your head, and say
ng......!

v

Pretend to be driving along
in a van saying
vvvvvv...

00

Little and long oo: Imagine being
the cuckoo in the cuckoo clock,
bending forwards and back while saying
u,oo-u,oo

OO

Little and long oo: Imagine being
the cuckoo in the cuckoo clock,
bending forwards and back while saying
u,oo-u,oo

 

 

 

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Group 6

 

 

 

 

 
 

y

Pretend to eat yoghurt from a
spoon, saying
y-y-y

x

Imagine you are taking an x-ray
with an x-ray gun or camera and say
ks-ks-ks

ch

Pretend you are an old fashioned train
moving your arms back and forth while saying
ch-ch-ch

sh

Put your index finger over your
lips and say
shshsh...

th

Hard and soft th: Pretend to be a
naughty clown and stick tongue
out a little for th (as in this) and
a bit further for th (as in thumb)

th

Hard and soft th: Pretend to be a
naughty clown and stick tongue
out a little for th (as in this) and
a bit further for th (as in thumb)

 

 

 

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Group 7

 

 

 

 

 
 

qu

Make a duck’s beak with your
hands and say
qu-qu-qu

ou

Pretend your finger is a needle
and prick your thumb, saying
ou-ou-ou

oi

Cup hands around mouth and
shout to a boat, saying
oi! Ship ahoy

ue

Point to people around you
and say
you-you-you

er

Roll hands over like
a food mixer and say
ererer

ar

Open mouth wide and say
ahhhh...

 

 

 

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