Stack the car shapes on the correct peg to form a set of words with a common vowel
These fun car-shaped word stackers keep children engaged for hours on end with numerous challenges - from picture association to shape slotting and fitting the right vowel between consonants. The final outcome is delightful as children can read any three letter Consonant-Vowel-Consonant (CVC) word.
Set includes 5 bases each fixed with a geometrical shape and printed with a vowel, 50 cars printed with the picture of a 3 letter word and it's first and last letters, a detailed instruction manual all packed in a beautiful Skola Doodle box. Size of each of the stacked cars: 12 cm x 9.5 cm x 2.5 cm
As children are exposed to alphabet shapes, sounds and basic words, it's time to introduce the traditional alphabet sequence and word formation (See How).
3 letter Consonant-Vowel-Consonant words are the first step to reading phonetically, since they have a clear first sound, last sound and middle sound. Stacking cars that are similarly shaped and have the same vowel sound, gives children a clear indication of the vowel sound and in turn helps them absorb the basic CVC word structure. Children develop their reading skills and word formation skills while recognizing the pictures on the different cars. As they stack the cars using their fingers and hands, they develop their fine motor skills, making them more dexterous . By using the shapes of the slots as a corrective mechanism, their understanding of geometry improves.
Introduce children to the sounds of the vowels a, e, i, o, u, phonetically as they may be aware of most of the consonant sounds.
Break the word into its syllables phonetically as you say it so that the child begins to understand word formation as well as the sound of the vowel. Eg. c-a-p