Play Roly 2: Verbal blending to turn Roly's letter sounds into pictures
PRACTICE VERBAL BLENDING
What you’ll need
A device to play Play Roly videos, your Roly-ball, a blank book or paper, a marker pen, and coloring crayons or pencils.
How to play
- Sit on the floor facing each other about six feet apart so you can both see and hear the device
- Rotate daily through six words
- Before you play, write today’s Roly-word at the bottom of a page in your child’s blank book or piece of paper
- Press ‘play’ and sing and roll to today’s Play Roly 2 video
- Play the video all the way through from start to finish, and both times when the video asks, “What is Roly saying?” also ask your child what Roly is saying
- When the video tells your child what Roly is saying, repeat the answer for your child
- After your child tells you what Roly said, draw a picture of that day’s Roly-word for your child to color
- Move on to the next videos, one daily, and repeat the activity
- If your child does not understand the Roly-word twice in a row, start again at the beginning of the Play Roly 1 videos
What to expect
Over time, watch your child learn Roly’s language—no teaching needed. Each time you play, simply have fun singing along to a new video.
In Play Roly 1, children get lots of practice. Play Roly 2 is more difficult. If your child finds Play Roly 2 challenging, do not hesitate to return to Play Roly 1. It’s all about practice!
Play a Play Roly 2 video
Complete all six Play Roly 2 videos. If your child does not understand the Roly-word twice in a row, return to the Play Roly 1 videos.
Move to Play Roly 3 after you have played all six of the Play Roly 2 videos, your child can tell you what Roly is saying on the first try consistently, and has a drawing of the Roly-word in their book.
Play Roly 2 is more challenging for children because Roly does not offer them as many chances at understanding the letter sounds. You can expect your child to find Play Roly 2 more difficult than Play Roly 1. You can also expect your child to return to Play Roly 1 to do some more practice before having the skills to complete Play Roly 2. Keep playing Roly daily and having fun.
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