Does Your Child Know Letter Sounds? Does Your Child Know More Than One Letter Can Make a Single Sound?

Do you point out letters in books while you read to your child? Does your child like to find letters he or she knows in books, on signs, and everywhere? Usually a child who is learning letters and letter sounds is fascinated by letters and loves to find letters.
Looking for and practicing more than one letter phonograms can be just as much fun for young children. Phonograms are defined as the letter or group of letters that produce one sound. The letter a is a phonogram. It can make more than one sound. The letters ow are a phonogram. These letters can make more than one sound too.

I've shared common two letter phonogram flashcards for you to print and cut.

Introducing a few common two letter phonograms along with single letter phonograms (the alphabet) might be a fun thing to do. A child who is ready for more than one letter to make sounds will be better prepared to read.

Use your best judgement. You'll have to decide how many phonograms to introduce to your child at a time. I'd start slow, especially with young children. If you have an older child who knows all the alphabet letter sounds including vowel sounds, you can probably get going rather quickly with the phonogram flashcards.

Find all previous Phonogram Friday posts here.


Deb Chitwood said...

Great ideas for teaching phonograms! Thanks for creating and sharing your phonogram cards, too! I always loved teaching phonograms ... that always made learning to read so much easier for most children. Deb @

Rebecca said...

I love teaching this too- and it's pretty simple. However, it seems daunting if you're clueless about phonics. I was taught reading via whole language and had to learn phonics when I started a reading specialist certificate program. I would assume many parents are in the same boat. Do you have a particular sequence that you encourage parents to teach these phonograms?

clickns01 said...

There is actually a software that will help kids Learn to read in a very fun and interactive way. This software provides methods for kids to learn to read easier and more fun!

Michelle said...

Love the idea of flashcards, we just have them written 3 to a page and study them 2 pages a week. This allows us time to really absorb them all.