Alphabet Animals

Alphabet Animals increases children's awareness of sounds, letters and words. They meet fun 'alliterative characters' each with characteristics, skills and possessions based on alliteration.

In addition to the Animal book, which provides an initial stimulus and introduction to simple alliteration, Alphabet Animals includes the following activities:

Picture alphabet 

 

Presents 

     

In this activity children look at and select pictures of objects beginning with each letter of the alphabet. This encourages them to become familiar with the alphabet and to recognise objects that start with each letter sound. 

 

This activity develops the ability to distinguish between different initial sounds in words by getting children to match presents to animal characters with the same initial sound. 

Shopping 

 

Who can? 

     

This activity develops the ability to distinguish between different initial sounds in words by getting children to match food items to animal characters with the same initial sound. 

 

On each activity page children answer the question 'Who can…?' by matching a verb to a name with the same initial sound. They also write simple sentences. 

Who is? 

 

Talk about 

     

On each activity page children answer the question 'Who is…?' by matching an adjective to a name with the same initial sound. They also write simple sentences. 

 

Children are given the opportunity to make their own talking book. They record themselves taking about the animals using alliterative phrases and sentences, enabling them to practise and demonstrate articulation and understanding of alliterative sounds. 

Friends 

 

Sentences 

     

The objective of this activity is to help children recognise the capital form of each letter in the alphabet and to distinguish between the initial sounds of names. Children match each named animal with friends who have the same initial sound and letter; they can also add and record their own list of names. 

 

In this activity children are supported by Clicker writing grids as they create simple alliterative sentences about the animal characters.

 

Additional Activities

The additional activities give children further opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the alphabet. In Alphabet book, children create a picture dictionary by selecting words that begin with each letter of the alphabet. In Letters, children practise lower-case letter formation.

(Requires Clicker 7 or Clicker 6 for Windows or Mac).