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Child strategies

k Lift one arm and one foot in a k-shape. If sitting, use arms only.

i Touch fingers to thumb on the same hand as if sticky with ink and make an ‘icky’ face.

j Juggle imaginary balls.

m Rub tummy.

o Form round shapes n Bang one fist on the with both mouth and other, as if hammering hand and adopt a a nail. surprised look.

p Stroke down long imaginary ears.

q Point index finger up as if ordering ‘Quiet!’, while saying ‘qu…’.

r Make a robot-like running movement with arms.

t Lift arms horizontally at shoulder height in T-shape.

u Hold up imaginary umbrella with one hand low and the other above the head.

w Flick both hands up and away as if splashing water, v Hold hands together ending with arms in a in v-shape. w-shape.

y Move hand up and down as if controlling a yo-yo.

z Tilt head and rest against hands to mime falling asleep.

s Make snake movements with hand and arm.

l Touch finger tips above head to suggest Lucy’s lamp-shade hat.

x Cross arms on chest in x-shape.

Long vowel action Each Vowel Man punches the air with his right hand as he calls out his name enthusiastically.

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