Alliteration usually develops around 4-5 years of age and is a sensitivity to the initial sounds of two or more words such as, ‘big brown bears bounce before breakfast’, or Dr Seuss’, ‘Luke Luck licks lakes’. Odd-man-out tasks can be useful for determining a child’s alliterative knowledge where the child is asked to listen to ball, bat, tub and bird, and identify the word that doesn’t belong. A more complex task is for the child to construct their own alliterative phrase.

Alliteration detection Which object starts with the same sound as cup? Corn or man?

Alliteration categorisation Find all the objects that begin with /s/.

Alliteration construction Can you say a sentence where all the words start with the same sound?


Alliteration construction