The classic song "Down by the Bay" provides a wonderful example for children learning the letters X, V and F. Not only will children be given the opportunity to identify these letters, but also understand the sounds that they make within the context of a familiar story. This fun guided narrative is accompanied by printables that can help keep the learning going.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Down By the Bay Did you ever see a fish, making a wish, down by the bay? Kids will love learning rhyming the silly way with the Brainzy rendition of this classic song. Featuring farmer Roly and his pals Birdee and Floyd, this rhyming song will have kids laughing, singing along and dancing ... all while learning simple vocabulary words.
Match the Rhyming Words Match the rhyming words in this phonological awareness game. Students are shown pictures of common CVC words, and are tasked with matching each one with a rhyming word. A narrator reads out the word to help with auditory reinforcement. Hearing rhymes helps to build key phonics skills which are especially crucial for preschoolers.
Floyd Breakdance Floyd the Dog breaks it down in this old school meets modern technology learning activity. Preschoolers learning how to recognize the letters X, F, and V will love learning through listening to this cool beat. For added learning fun, encourage your students to imitate Floyd’s slick, alphabet-inspired dance moves.
Alphabet Ice Cream Attack: F, L, X, V

Early readers put their knowledge of uppercase letters to use by helping Officer Ice Cream freeze suns and beat the heat! Letter mastery is an important first step toward learning how to read and this game is great practice. First kids listen for the cues, and then they quickly look for the correct letter on the screen. When they click on a letter, Officer Ice Cream shoots up out of her cone toward a sun to try to turn it into a chilly ice cube.

Tutu's Island Sea Adventure

Your kid gets to control the adventure in this lovable interactive e-storybook — and will read the story over and over to find all the different endings! Guide Tutu down a path into a magical underwater world with bright-colored fish and dolphin carousels or onto a volcanic island with lush lagoons, steaming lava lakes, and talking tiki statues — and build essential reading skills at the same time!

Color Simon Match the word to the color and rock on in this color-matching game! Featuring everyone's favorite furball, Roly, this game helps kids recognize colors and work on memory skills.

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