The Foundation Stage and phonics
In Nursery, children are taught listening skills in a variety of ways. They use musical instruments, play games such as I spy and sing along to Jolly phonics action songs to tune into the sounds around them. Children will play listening games where they will blend sounds to make words but this is all done orally, for example, the teacher may ask the children "Can you find the c-a-t?" The children have to blend the sounds to work out what she wants them to find.