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/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 sophie@hiphophen.com

/t/ tree

 

 

/t/ train

 

 

/t/ sticking

 /t/ quiz question..

 

We also have a tracing book which many schools love...check out the FREE section of our website.

 

 

        

 

 

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