Time Grade 1

Message 13

The Snail game helps children break 3 letter words into separate sounds and also helps children join sounds together so that they can read 3 letter words.

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When children know about 12 letters they are ready to start joining the letters together to read some short easy words. All the words in the Snail game are short and can be sounded out.

Some children might struggle to hear the middle sound or the last sound. This game is a fun way to keep practising hearing and reading the sounds in short words. It can be played many times over the months it takes for children to learn to read. Remember to never leave your child to struggle for too long to work out the words. If they enjoyed the game and didn’t find it stressful they will be happy to play again on other days.

Click on the video below to learn how the game is played