||Letter and word
recognition, Early Reading
Activities & Stories Set
Building on the success of Sound Stories,
Sound Activities captures beginning readers' attention with more fun
spelling and listening activities. The friendly spider from Sound Stories
is back to cheer, "Well done!" as children complete four focused
activities designed to support the following important literacy skills: sound
identification, letter recognition, listening skills, phonological
awareness (particularly of initial sounds), knowledge of sound/symbol
correspondence, segmenting and blending, and alphabet knowledge.
Children will be all ears for Sound
Activities' two listening games. In The Balloon Game, users identify
pictures that begin with the same sound by clicking on balloons. Once the
correct balloons have been selected, the others pop and the chosen three
are displayed with the letter or digraph that represents the targeted
In The Posting Game, children mail picture
postcards to the door showing the correct initial letter or digraph sound.
As with all the activities in the program, this one ends with the spider
reviewing and reinforcing the letters covered.
The Rockets Game takes children to outer
space to practice their spelling skills. By clicking on the rocket that
holds the correct letter, students complete words representing pictures
shown on a planet. Fantastic sound effects accompany the rockets as they
take off and land on the planet to deliver the missing letter. Children
get more practice spelling words in The T-Shirt Game as they again select
the correct initial letters and digraphs to complete labels for pictures.
All four of these fun activities are ideal for individual or small group
Key features include:
" Parent or teacher option to select letters and digraphs used in
" Review and reinforcement at the end of each activity
" Record keeping facility to track student progress (printable)
" Repeat audio button always on-screen