A great way to teach kids how to pronounce words is through phonic sounds. But what is phonics? Well, simply put phonics is the process of teaching children to read by identifying the individual sounds in a word one by one and blending them together to pronounce the word as a single unit or whole.
Now, as kids begin learning words and their distinct pronunciations, it may become difficult for them to keep up at times. The best way to keep your child motivated during the learning process is to allow them to have fun and enjoy themselves. These worksheets are the best of both worlds – not only will they help your child hone their phonics skills but the colourful pictures will keep them interested.
The task here is very simple – the child must speak the word given out loud and circle the picture that represents that word. So, let’s get started!
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Phonic Sounds Worksheets for Kids
This is the first worksheet and it represents five words starting with the first five letters of the alphabet.
This is the second worksheet depicting fun and interesting pictures. The words are arranged in alphabetical order; you can ask questions to see if your child has noticed this or can even directly draw their attention to it. It is a great way for kids to brush up on their alphabet as well.
Make sure the child is sounding out each letter of the word slowly and carefully. This will help them understand the sound or pronunciation associated with every letter and with time make reading easier.
Sounding out each letter is important but emphasize blending the sounds as well – while knowing the pronunciation of each letter is helpful during learning, the final goal is to sound out the entire word correctly.
A great way to utilize the worksheet is to not only circle the picture corresponding to the given word but also urge your child to try to guess the words depicted by the other pictures – it’s a great way for them to learn new words visually.
Pronouncing words with letters such as ‘z’, ‘w’, ‘q’ can be a little difficult at this age but through practice and examples, it will become much easier.
Learning phonics is the first step towards achieving fluency in verbal communication and is crucial in a child’s learning journey. Activities that encourage them to speak and express themselves are highly beneficial in the long run.
SO, what are you waiting for?