Say it Right! Phonics Sounds Practice for Kids

Wednesday October 11, 2017
By Kumon Canada
Study Skills

As cute as it is when our kids make pronunciation mistakes, it’s important to get them learning to speak correctly at an early age. To become truly eloquent, our children need to master the basics. That’s why one of our veteran instructors, Tim Bertram, has put together a series of phonics practice resources to help kids iron out the kinks in their pronunciation.

 

Alphabet charts and phonics sounds mp3!

alphabet chart by Kumon

Please see below for a pdf of our Alphabet charts, as well as a short mp3 audio file of the phonics sounds.
(click to open in a new tab - or - right click, save-as to download):

Please print out the two charts for your child (or display them on your computer screen) and have your child practice along to the audio as they point to each letter. At first, you may find they can repeat only a few sounds. However, with practice, they should become more confident and proficient. The end goal is for them to say the sounds correctly and independently without needing to listen to the audio track!

By the way, even though many letters can be pronounced more than one way, in this exercise we focus on their most common sounds: C as in Cat, G as in Gold, and Y as in Yellow etc.

Practicing a few minutes every day will make a big difference to your child’s skills acquisition!

 

Consonant Combination chart and mp3 audio file for home practice!

consonant combinations to learn

Here is our Consonant Combination chart, as well as a short mp3 audio file of the phonics sounds.
(click to open in a new tab - or - right click, save-as to download):

Please print out the chart for your child (or display them on your computer screen) and have your child practice along to the audio as they point to each letter combination!

At first, you may find they can repeat only a few sounds. However, with practice, they should become more confident and proficient. The end goal is for them to say the sounds correctly and independently without needing to listen to the audio track.

 

Sight Word practice at home - 100 important words to know!

100 important words to know

There are some words that kids need to know reflexively to build a solid foundation. Here is our list of 100 important sight words, as well as a short mp3 audio file of the phonics sounds.
(click to open in a new tab - or - right click, save-as to download):

Please print out the charts for your child (or display them on your computer screen) and have your child  follow along. At first, they may just listen and repeat the occasional word. The first goal is for your child to be able to say every word they hear as they point to each word. The second goal is for them to be able to say every word without needing the recording.

By the way, we are aiming for sight recognition of these high frequency words so if your child isn’t able to sound them out right away, that’s okay!

 

Challenging Sounds phonics chart and mp3 audio file for home practice!

challenging sounds phonics chart

Please find attached a pdf of our “Challenging” Sounds chart, as well as a short mp3 audio file of the phonics sounds.
(click to open in a new tab - or - right click, save-as to download):

Please print out the charts for your child (or display them on your computer screen) and have your child practice along to the audio as they point to each letter combination.

At first, you may find they can repeat only a few sounds. However, with practice, they should become more confident and proficient. The end goal is for them to say the sounds correctly and independently without needing to listen to the audio track!

 

Vowel Combination chart and mp3 audio file for home practice!

vowel sounds chart

Please find attached a pdf of our Vowel Combinations chart, as well as a short mp3 audio file of the phonics sounds.
(click to open in a new tab - or - right click, save-as to download):

Please print out the two charts for your child (or display them on your computer screen) and have your child practice along to the audio as they point to each letter combination.

At first, you may find they can repeat only a few sounds. However, with practice, they should become more confident and proficient. The end goal is for them to say the sounds correctly and independently without needing to listen to the audio track!

Have any inventive ways that you practice sounds with your kids? Let us know in the comments below!


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