Pink Piggies Lesson 9

Pink Piggies Lesson #9

Sound Beginnings curriculum incorporates activities based on seven elements considered crucial to the development of the young child: Literacy and Kindergarten Skills, Rhythm and Beat, Vocal and Pitch Development, Fine Motor Skills, Gross Motor Skills, Classical Music Experience and Parent Bonding. Together these elements provide a rich foundation for further music study, school, and life.

Consonants in the English language are either ‘voiced’ or ‘unvoiced’. Both types use the breath, lips, teeth, and upper palate when producing sound, but unvoiced consonants require no vibration in the vocal cords. An easy way to determine whether a consonant is voiced or not is to place a finger on your throat. As you pronounce a letter, feel the vibration of your vocal cords. If you feel a vibration the consonant is a voiced one.

Optional home fun activity: Make the My Little Rooster puppets on page 29 of your workbook
(Remember, these activities are optional but can be a great bonding experience to do with your child during the week.)