Tambourine: With this activity, your child will need to use their auditory skills to practice. You will need a list of short vowel words and a list of long vowel words. You will also need a tambourine. You can use the link below, for a sample list.
With this activity you will read a word to your child. Your child will need to listen to the word and decide if the word has a long or a short vowel sound in it. If the word contains a short vowel, your child will tap the tambourine one time. If the word contains a long vowel, your child will need to shake the tambourine for a period of time to indicate a long vowel. Another variation of this game would be to have you take control of the tambourine. If you tap the tambourine one time your child will need to verbalize a short vowel word. If you shake the tambourine for an extended period of time, your child would need to express a word that contains a long vowel.