Phonics for Kids - help Your Child to Read and Write
English, like other languages, has two types of sounds:
1) Vowel Sounds: Vowel sounds are voiced causing the vocal chords to
vibrate. The sound passes freely through the mouth. Vowels add volume to
2) Consonant Sounds: Consonant sounds are made by touching mouth parts
together. Some consonants are also voiced using the vocal chords and some
are not. Consonants are hard to separate from vowels.
We blend vowel sounds and consonant sounds together to form words.
Every word has to contain at least one vowel sound.
Syllables are parts of words that contain a vowel sound. If a word has one vowel
sound, it has one syllable. If a word has more than one vowel sound it may have
two, three or more syllables.
Most English words have 2 or more syllables.
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