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An attractive box containing objects, each of which contains a phonogram – e.g. fish, ostrich, book, seed, boat, etc.  

A small writing tray with a pencil, slips of paper and scissors. 
Prepared labels with names of the objects in manuscript (print). 


  1. Take the writing tray to the table and ask the child to bring the object box. 
  2. Ask the child to open the box and take the items out one at a time. 
  3. For every object, say its proper name that is appropriate for this exercise. 
  4. Place the narrow underlay on the table. 
  5. Place a strip of paper on the underlay.  
  6. Write the name of one of the objects on the paper.  
  7. Cut the name out with the scissors.  
  8. Place the name in front of the child.   
  9. Ask the child to sounds it out.  
  10. Ask the child to match it with an object.  
  11. Repeat this for all the objects.  
  12. Show the child that he can do this by himself next time with the laminated names that are stored in the object box. 


Exercise 1, Child works independently with prepared/printed labels.
Exercise 2, child moves onto phonogram booklets, pictures with phonogram labels, and phonogram commands. 



Control of Error



Further child’s exploration of language. 
Give a further key to reading. 




Don’t wait a long time to give this lesson.
Once they are anchored in phonetic reading, give them phonograms for reading.  

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