How could I learn to clap?

Clap syllables | Learn to write | How many syllables does the word have?

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Does your child develop an initial interest in letters? It asks you how this word is spelled? And what does it say there? Do you think:

How can I help my child learn to write with a system?

How can I prevent my child from writing the way they speak?

Your child learns to write in a very specific order. This sequence of steps (I call it milestones) should be strictly adhered to so that your child develops a solid foundation and soon learns to write correctly.

One step of this is the reliable recognition of the number of syllables. Your child can learn to clap with the syllable. I have prepared for you here how exactly you can proceed and what to watch out for. It is a self-test that you can do at home with your child. You can find everything you need here.

This is what the self-test is all about

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Your child will develop language awareness step by step. Now that your child has already learned in the last milestones to hear the initial sound and can find rhyming pairs, the aim here is to determine the number of syllables with certainty.

This is an important prerequisite for your child to be able to learn to write in school, because they need an understanding of the individual word components.

To determine the number of syllables with certainty, we can say the word slowly and clap once for each syllable. As often as we've clapped, the word has syllables.

Let's take a look at an example. Let's take the word rabbit and speak it very slowly. Whenever we take a short break while speaking, a syllable is over. We clap when we start to speak the word and always immediately after we have taken a short break.

And that's exactly what this milestone is all about. I have now brought you a learning video for your child and suitable material. So you can try it out at home right away.

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You can find the material and the video for your child below.

For this milestone I brought you picture cards and three cards with the numbers 1-3. These stand for the possible number of syllables. You print out the two A4 pages and cut up the individual picture cards.

You can find the material here

Then watch the following video.

You can find the video here. I recorded it for your child. You watch this with your child.

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After watching the video, show your child the material.

Note: You can also use fewer picture cards at first.

You put the cards with the numbers on top of the table. Then your child chooses a picture card. You ask: How many syllables does the word have? "Your child then speaks the word very slowly and claps. It then adds the word to the corresponding number.

If your child is still unsure, you can clap together.

Note 2: It is especially difficult for children to really hear one syllable of words with one syllable. Often there is a syllable "smuggled in" (U-hr).

Your child is fit for this milestone if they can determine the number of syllables with certainty. You can take all the picture cards and your child will do the exercise all by themselves. If it can reliably assign all cards, it is fit for this milestone.

Exercises for school readiness

Would you like to do all the school-ability exercises with your child? Then register here for my weekly impulse * and as a thank you you will receive all exercises + material for school readiness from my virtual classroom.

(of course completely free of charge).

I send my weekly impulse (e-mail) every Friday around 8 p.m. In it I share my experiences and tips about starting school with you.

You can unsubscribe at any time with one click. You are also welcome to read my privacy policy.

May I introduce myself:

Diana Wegel

 

Mom and teacher - the latter sometimes makes it a little easier for me when it comes to studying at home with my daughter. I am happy to help you too.

 

Learn to read, write and arithmetic with ease.

That's what I stand for and that's very important to me.

 

I would be happy to help you learn with your child in a relaxed and successful manner.