Create the word, place a visual to text
Read the word blends on the vehicles
Identify the four words per blend and insert them in the correct bus
The child first identifies the speech sound in the form of sound blend or diagraph as shown by the in the driver’s seat in each of the 10 large vehicle cut-outs which depict a school bus, luxury bus, double-decker bus, container truck, delivery van, lorry, ambulance, pick-up truck, fire tanker and an emergency van.
After recognizing this, the child will try to form pictures with a pair of jigsaw pieces. This is not difficult as the jigsaws are self correcting
After completing this fun task, the child will select the four pictures in which the word start depicts the word sound in the form of the digraph or blend.
The child then populates the appropriate vehicle with this set of 4 pictures in the empty slots.
This is then repeated for the other 9 vehicles.
For each sound corresponding to the vehicle the child will practice pronouncing all the words - some of which may be new to the child.
By regular play the child would have become accustomed to the spelling and can associate the same with the sound.
With some children, whose word vocabulary is good - they can extend the learning with more play possibilities and may form the following words
grab, grouse, grip, grain
crass, crag, creep, crate, crane
chute, cheat, chip, chums, chess, chain
flab, flair, flocks, flip, flee
blab, blower, bleat, blip, bless
sheen, shapes, sherry, shower, shocks, shale
drapes, drab, drag, drip, drain
treat, trip, tress
plane, pleat, plain, pleasure
Sound and Spell can also be played as a memory game by following the instructions in the manual