Phonics for Kids - help Your Child to Read and Write
Consonant Sounds with a Single Letter
The consonant letters are: b c d f g h j k l m n p q r s t v w x y z
The letters c and g can each represent 2 different consonant sounds.
The letter c can sound like /k/ as in cat or sound like /s/ as in cent
The letter g can sound like /g/ as in girl or sound like /j/ as in gem
We blend consonant sounds and vowel sounds together to form words.
Consonant sounds do not make a word unless they have at least one vowel
sound with them.
All words must contain at least one vowel sound.
Find some old magazines and cut out pictures beginning with each consonant
sound. In a blank project book label the pages with the letters of the Alphabet
and help him to sort the pictures and glue them to the correct pages.
For example a picture of a dog would be stuck on the /d/ page. A bird could be
placed under /b/ or the name of a bird under the correct letter.
Say that dog, for instance, begins with the consonant sound /d/. Ask: Can you
think of other ‘d’ words?
Ask her to say the beginning sound of what’s in each picture throughout the
book. Keep adding pictures to this book to consolidate the child’s knowledge.
See if you both can invent a consonant game.
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