March 29, 2023

Tremendous Easy has simply launched the primary three episodes of Captain Seasalt and the ABC Pirates and fogeys and academics in every single place are loving it! ABC Pirates episodes are brief, 7-9 minute reveals that concentrate on studying one letter per video. This makes them good to introduce a brand new letter to a toddler or classroom, with limitless alternatives to proceed studying after viewing. These movies are language wealthy for studying new vocabulary and supply many phonics and phonological consciousness instructing moments all through every episode.

Language is a vital ability for nearly all the pieces we do. Information of language is required not solely to speak with others, but additionally to have the ability to perceive what different individuals say and the which means of phrases and sentences that we learn. Phonics refers to how written letters relate to sounds, similar to figuring out the letter C could make a tough ‘ok’ sound as in ‘cat’, or could make a ‘s’ sound as in ‘circle’. Phonological consciousness is the flexibility to hearken to, manipulate, and play with sounds, similar to counting syllables or rhyming phrases. All of those abilities are important when studying to learn, and customarily start to develop earlier than youngsters start studying independently.

Most mother and father have a common understanding of phonics and infrequently work on this ability at home- which is superior! Nonetheless, phonological consciousness and language actions are likely to not come as simply, despite the fact that they’re simply as, if no more vital when studying to learn. That is the place ABC pirates and this text come into play!

As a Speech Language Pathologist and mom, I all the time suggest utilizing the pause button when watching movies. Movies have so many language alternatives and there are quite a few conversations and magical studying moments to be had- however these are sometimes missed as a result of everybody remains to be watching and listening to the video. For brief movies and songs, I like to look at the entire video as soon as in full after which in subsequent viewings, push pause to speak and study extra by way of participating with others. In the event you aren’t certain tips on how to use ABC Pirates to assist your little one or classroom interact in studying, listed below are some concepts:

Actions to show phonics:

  • Matching sounds and letters- Use photos and ask, “What sound does B make?”, “What letter says ‘buh”?, “Discover the letter that claims ‘kuh’”.
  • See what number of phrases you’ll be able to identify that begin with the letter. You may go round a classroom with this taking turns, or going backwards and forwards between grownup and little one.
  • See what number of phrases you hear that begin with the goal letter within the ABC Pirates video (or write them down for older children).
  • Tremendous Easy has a number of free flashcards and worksheets to work on phonics at residence.

Actions to advertise phonological consciousness:

  • Sound and Phrase Discrimination- Say phrases or sounds which might be related and see in case your little one can establish if they’re the identical or totally different (‘b’ vs ‘p’, Aye vs pie, Ahoy vs boy, apple vs alpaca).
  • Rhyming- You may say two phrases and ask your little one in the event that they rhyme, “Do ants and pants rhyme? What about ant and apple?”. For older children, you’ll be able to ask “What rhymes with bee?” or take turns rhyming backwards and forwards, the final particular person to call an accurate rhyme is the winner!
  • Mixing and Segmenting sounds- Isolate sounds of a phrase individually and see in case your little one can mix them collectively, “What phrase is a–n–t? Ant!”, or ask “What are the sounds within the phrase Bee?” and see if they will phase B–ee.
  • Syllables- Train what number of syllables are in a phrase by clapping them out! Ant- eat- er has 3 however a-pple has 2!
  • The Apples and Bananas tune is a enjoyable solution to play with sounds and promote early phonemic consciousness abilities.

Actions to show language abilities:

  • Vocabulary- ABC Pirates incorporates tons of latest vocabulary phrases which might be nice for youngsters of a large age vary. From studying about ‘anteaters’, to phrases similar to ‘unappetizing’, these movies have limitless alternatives to develop one’s vocabulary!
  • Classes- See in case your little one can identify the class or group a brand new vocabulary phrase belongs to. For instance, alligator goes to animals and apples goes to fruit. You too can identify a class and see what number of objects your little one can identify that belongs to that class, or make it much more tough by naming objects that belong to a class that begin with a sure letter. “What number of animals are you able to consider that begin with A?” or “Identify as many meals objects you’ll be able to consider that begin with B”. You may even set a time restrict and make it a contest!
  • Conversations- Discuss what you noticed within the video. “Do you want camels?”, “What was your favourite half?”, or “My favourite was the crab as a result of I like ocean animals!”, and so forth.
  • Homonyms and jokes- I like that the writers snuck in some increased degree language abilities into these movies. For instance, within the B episode, they discover a bee. They speak concerning the letter B, ask “Would ye BE of help?”, and say “let’s make a bee-line”. It is a good alternative to speak about a number of which means phrases and the true which means of jokes!
  • ABC pirates additionally teaches background data about quite a lot of subjects (similar to studying about alpacas and what their fur is used for, bees consuming nectar to make honey, and coral reefs and what creatures dwell there). Having background data about many subjects is vital for making use of earlier data into on a regular basis actions similar to studying and conversations.

Play: Inventive and dramatic play are important for growing peer relationships in addition to future tutorial success. Participating in play together with your college students or children is a superb manner to assist youngsters study and construct lasting connections and optimistic recollections. Any such play comes naturally to most youngsters, however some youngsters have to be explicitly taught- and that’s okay!

  • Fake to be pirates and use/study pirate lingo- “Land ho!”, “Shiver me timbers!”, “Ahoy shipmates!” You may “stroll the plank” and sword battle. Create issues and see in case your little one will help remedy them “We’re misplaced!”, “The captain hid the treasure and we will’t discover it”, “there’s a gap within the pirate ship”, or “the boat is sinking” are enjoyable locations to begin!
  • Mix the entire abilities listed above and go on a treasure hunt. Take turns spying objects and giving hints to others- “I spy one thing that begins with C! It’s made with the sounds ‘c’ ‘a’ ‘t’. It rhymes with bat. It’s a pet, and it meows.”

Over the Deep Blue Sea is a cute pirate tune to sing whilst you study pirates, and my absolute favourite Halloween tune, Knock Knock Trick or Deal with has an awesome scene to provide youngsters a visible for tips on how to fake to be a pirate- and different characters! You too can speak about pirates (a great way to study some pirate vocabulary like cutlass and peg leg!) whereas engaged on nice motor abilities and coloring this free pirate image.

All the time bear in mind, children study finest when they’re engaged and having enjoyable, so don’t be afraid to weigh anchor, hoist your jolly roger, sing some shanties, and seek for hidden treasure!

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