'Cheep cheep!' chirp the chicks

Spring has sprung and it’s time for our mischievous chicks to take centre stage.

With lots of cheeping and chirping from Erica’s chicks we have developed a range of free activities and resources for you to download for lots of speech and language fun!

Rhyme, rhythm and repetition! We’ve put together some rhymes that are full of sound play and actions too.

Rhymes are a great way to boost the phonological awareness skills that young children need to develop for success with phonics.

Lolly stick puppets can add to the fun too!

Cooking is a lovely activity for developing language skills – talking about what you are doing, seeing, smelling, tasting, and what comes next.

As you make delicious treats you’ll have lots of opportunities for questions and answers and it’s a natural way to develop taking skills too.

A simple recipes such as Chocolate Crispy Nests is a great way to reinforce the sounds ‘ch’ and ‘k’ too.

Colouring can be a shared activity or game that provides a great opportunity for talking. Focus on it being fun – chicks don’t need to be yellow they can be coloured green and blue!

Either share the colouring picture or print one each. Talk about the picture and then take turns to give each other instructions, such as colour one chick blue.

Stories with chicks are fun to share too and Erica’s chicks play a key role in the Early Soundplay stories Erica’s Chicks, Keelo’s Cookies, and Shelley the Sheep.

These stories are sound loaded with ‘k’, ‘ch’ and ‘sh’. They provide multiple opportunities for hearing and practising saying words with these sounds.

We hope these activities will bring some fun and chirpy chatter into your spring and Easter activities.

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