- You're the leader. Stand facing the children. Instead of saying "Simon Says," say "Allie Alligator says."
- Give commands that let the children practice their Zoo-phonics skills: "Allie Alligator says get on the ground and slither like Sammy Snake...Allie Alligator says make the sound of Pee-Wee Penguin as you march in place...Allie Alligator says eat cheese like Missy Mouse and make her sound."
- The children should only follow the command if it begins with the magic words "Allie Alligator says." If you don't say those words, then the children should not do the action.
- Try to trick the children by talking fast, making them do one movement after another. Then slow it down again. Then speed it up. The children think this is hilarious.
Zoo-phonics opens up a whole new world of learning for you and your child. The first step is to find out about the 26 Zoo-phonics animals -- their signals and their sounds. Watching this DVD is the best way to do so. It's fun and fast-moving. You'll learn it in record time and have a blast.