/t/ is for tree and train tracks
This week's blog is dedicated to the /t/ sound.
When your child starts school the third phoneme sound they will learn is the letter /t/.
Most phonics programmes do not teach the letter sounds in the alphabet order /a/ /b/ /c/ /d/ /e/ /f/…
Instead they start with:
/s/ /a/ /t/ /p/ /i/ /n/
/c/ /k/ /e/ /h/ /r/ /m/ /d/
/g/ /o/ /u/ /l/ /f/ /b/....
The reason for this is after a child has learnt some initial single sounds such as /s/ /a/ /t/ /p/ /i/ /n/…they can blend the letter sounds together to make CVC words such as:
s-a-t p-i-n t-i-n p-a-n n-a-p t-a-p s-i-t s-i-p….
After learning some initial sounds (/s/ /a/ /t/ /p/ /i/ /n/) - CVC words are considered the simplest words and the starting point of many learning to read phonics programmes.
Initially your child will be introduced to words that begin with the /t/ sound. Our award winning abc flashcard app is very useful for this...
You have to find everything in the picture that begins with the /t/ sound as well as sing a catchy /t/ sound song.
Depending on which phonics programme they are following at your child's school they will sing a song, learn an action and learn a flashcard to associate with the letter sound. Alongside this your child will be involved with lots of craft activities, such as making a tree, train, tiger, tomato, truck etc - sometimes involving the letter shape.
If you would like any of the 3 printable activities below: email firstname.lastname@example.org
/t/ quiz question..
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