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The Adventures of Ti and Mo
Phonemic Awareness Activities Set 2

Mo's M-Hat Story Phonemic Awareness Activities

Beginning sound game

Play the beginning sound game, listening for the /m/ sound at the beginning of words.  Tell your child the following words start with /m/:  Mo, mouse and mountain.  Play the game with the words below:

tickle                   round
man                     mine
pick                     monkey
me                       mushroom
marshmallow       store
flower                  money

Matching beginning sound to letter

If you have printed the stick puppets in the materials section of the site, spread out the Tommy T, "M" hat and Otto O puppets where your child can reach each one for a new game.  If not, just write t, m and o on slips of paper. In this game, you say a word (emphasizing the beginning sound) and your child touches the letter that is the beginning sound for the word.  Use the following words:

Mo                      top
off                       tent
mice                    open
tire                       man
oak                      off
octopus               mint

Sam S Story Phonemic Awareness Activities

Beginning sound game

Play the beginning sound game, listening for the /s/ sound at the beginning of words.  Tell your child that the following words start with /s/:  snake, Sam and sun.  Play the game with the words below:

 super                  help
Saturday             creature
frog                     syllable
sing                     summer
tan                       round
second                set

Ending sound game

Tell your child you are going to play a new game.  In this game, you will say a word and your child will listen for the ending sound in the word.  Because children often have a hard time hearing ending sounds, try the following trick:  Hold your hand out, then lift your hand up when you get to the part of the word where your child needs to listen. 

Tell your child that the following words end with the /z/ sound:  is, was and hills.  Say the words below, strongly exaggerating the last sound to help your child hear it.

as                        walls
pals                     rug
mom                    because
down                   letters
rules                    run
tigers                   news

Cappy C Story Phonemic Awareness Activities

Beginning sound game

Play the beginning sound game.  Tell your child that the following words start with the /k/ sound:  cap, cat and cookie.  "Thumbs up" for each of the words below that start with /k/.

can                     call
cot                      clap
walk                    far
chiropractor        lay
donut                  calm
corn                    back

Syllable Sillies

Take out the Syllable Sillies stick puppet (or just remind your child of the Syllable Sillies) and say the words below for your child by "clapping out" the words.  Then your child is to repeat back the words as normally spoken. 

harder list            hardest list
help-ful                el-e-phant
crea-ture             syl-la-ble
quick-ly                li-brar-y
sun-ny                 tel-e-phone
friend-ly               chi-ro-prac-tor
won-der              cel-e-bra-tion
fol-low                 hip-po-pot-a-mus                                  

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All Ti and Mo stories and activities © 2002 by Andrew T. Andersen