The objective of this activity is to teach your child to remove syllables from a word, verbally.
Before playing, ensure that your child has a sound knowledge of syllable segmentation and blending.
Give the child a two or three syllable word, verbally (a list is included below). Ask them to remove one syllable from the word.
For example, you can ask:
To begin with, it is easier for your child to remove the last syllable. However, once they are comfortable with the activity they can begin to remove the first syllable.
Note: It is not of benefit to ask your child to remove the middle syllable in words where there are three or more syllables.
You can use the list of words below for this activity.
Window Zipper Ladder
Rabbit Table Dinosaur
Pillow Chicken Bicycle
Nursery Pencil Scooter
Apple Banana Carpet