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Introducing sound /z/
Prepare the picture cards “zebra/ zipper/ zigzag/ zinnia/zoo/ zinc/zodiac/ zoom/ zap /zone” and the alphabet card “z” and sit with the baby on the mat .Hold up the” alphabet card” ,point to the letter and say “z..z..z..zebra”, “ z..z..z..zipper” ,”z..z..z..zigzag”, “z..z..z..zinnia”, “z..z..z..zoo”, “z..z..z..zinc”, “z..z..z..zodiac”, “z.. z..z..zoom”, “z..z..z..zap”, “z..z..z..zone”. Tap the card several times and say /z/. 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’s concentration becomes better. He will move his finger faster to trace the letter with you).Now hold up the picture cards “ zebra/ zipper/ zigzag/ zinnia/ zoo/ zinc/ zodiac/ zoo/zoom/zap/zone”. Pronounce the words emphasizing on the first sound “ z..z..z..zebra“, “z..z.. z.. zipper” , “z..z..z..zigzag” ,”z..z..z..zinnia”, “z..z..z..zoo”, “z..z..z..zinc”, z..z..z.. zodiac”, “z..z..z..zoom”, “z..z..z..zap”, “z..z..z.. zone” Put the cards on the mat in front of the baby and point to the” zebra ” and to the letter “z” at the beginning of the word. Say”z..z..z..zebra“. “zebra“ starts with /z/ . Point to the “zipper” and to the letter “z” at the beginning of the word. Say “z..z..z..zipper” .”zipper” starts with ”z” . Point to the “zigzag” and to the letter “z” at the beginning of the word. Say “z..z..z..zigzag” . “zigzag” starts with /z/ . Point to the “zinnia” and to the letter “z” at the beginning of the word . Say “z..z..z..zinnia” . “zinnia” starts with /z/.(Use the same procedures to introduce “zoo”, “zinc”, “zodiac”, “zoom”, “zap”, “zone”).Do you know that there are more words that start with z..z... !“ .Listen to the words :
z…z…z…zenith
z…z…z…zodiac
z…z…z…zero
z…z…z…zucchini
z…z…z…zip
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