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Creating words with 'magic thumbs'

Duration: 09:58

Talkie Time: Rodd uses his ‘magic thumbs’ to create words with different middle sounds. During the pause, the teacher could discuss with the children what other sounds can go in the middle of b and d to make new words. There are opportunities for them to practise saying the sounds and blending sounds together to make words.

Available since: Thu 3 Feb 2011


Rodd Christensen
Uzma Mir-Young
Executive Producer
Karen Johnson
Executive Producer
Sara Harkins
Ruth Chalmers
Neil Scott

This clip is from

Talkie Time Series 1, Episode 1

1/2 Rodd Christensen shows us techniques to help with lower primary literacy and numeracy.

First broadcast: 08 Feb 2011

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