Strategic Pop It Game-
This is a two player game. The goal is to get your partner to pop the last bubble on the pop it toy, allowing you to win!
Players take turns popping bubbles on the pop it. During your turn, you may pop 1, 2, or 3 bubbles but they must be in the same row.
Players alternate taking turns until there are only a few bubbles left. Be strategic in your choice of how many bubbles you pop on your fidget to force your opponent to pop the last bubble.
Phonological Awareness Activity-
Phonological awareness is the ability to notice, think about, and work with the individual sounds, or phonemes spoken words. This ability is critical to pre reading skills. When given a word orally, the child will pop a bubble for each sound they hear in the word. Dog= /d/ /o/ /g/. would mean 3 bubbles should be popped. The pops correlate to sounds rather than letters. For example "boat" has 3 sounds but 4 letters. 3 bubbles should be popped. Play at the level of your child. For example, children= /ch/ /i/ /l/ /d/ /r/ /e/ /n/. Children should be focused on the sounds in the word, rather than the more advanced phonics skill of connecting letters to those sounds.