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Introducing sound /u/
Prepare the picture cards “umbrella/ underwear/ up/ ugly/ unhappy/ under/ unlock/ unzip” and the alphabet card “u” and sit with the baby on the mat .Hold up the” alphabet card” ,point to the letter and say “u..u..u..umbrella”, “ u..u..u..underwear” ,”u..u..u..up”, “u..u..u..ugly”, “u..u..u..unhappy”, “u..u..u..under”, “u..u..u..unlock”, “u..u..u..unzip”. Tap the card several times and say /u/. Put the card on the mat and hold the baby’s finger in order to trace the letter with him. ( Actually ,in this stage ,the baby will start pointing to the card ,in order to start this activity with you). Now hold up the picture cards ”umbrella/ underwear /up/ ugly /unhappy/ under/unlock/unzip” . Pronounce the words emphasizing on the first sound “ u..u..u..umbrella“, “u..u..u..underwear”, ”u..u..u..up”, “u..u..u..ugly”, “u..u..u..unhappy”, “u..u..u..under”, “u..u..u..unlock”, “u..u..u..unzip”. Put the cards on the mat in front of the baby and point to the” umbrella ” and to the letter “u” at the beginning of the word..Say ”u..u..u..umbrella“. “umbrella “ starts with /u/ . Point to the “underwear” and to the letter “u” at the beginning of the word .. Say : “u..u..u..underwear“ . “underwear” starts with /u/ . Point to the “up” and to the letter “u” at the beginning of the word .. Say : “u..u..u..up“ . “up” starts with /u/. Point to the “ugly” and to the letter “u” at the beginning of the word .. Say : “u..u..u..ugly“ . “ugly” starts with /u/.(Use the same procedures to introduce “unhappy”, “under”, “unlock”, “unzip”). Do you know that there are many words that start with u..u..... ! Listen to these words :
u…u…u…upside down
u…u…u…unmoved
u…u…u…undress
u…u…u…uncle
u…u…u…us

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