Learning Letter Sounds
Alphabet printables are a fun way to introduce children to
the letters and the sounds they make.
Each of the large block letters below contain two pictures
that begin with the specific letter. This gives children a visual “hint” of the
sound for the letter. Let the kids look through old magazines to find pictures
that start with the same letter. Paste the pictures inside the letter.
Try to find a variety of magazines. Some letter pictures
will be easily found simply because there are more words beginning with some
letters. If there is difficulty in finding enough pictures to use, allow the
children to draw their own pictures inside the letters.
Work with only one or two letters at a time. Make sure that
children can fully identify the letter and the sound it makes before moving on
to other letters. There are lots of alphabet fun on this site. Use a combination of worksheets and play activities.
To print, simply click on the printable of your choice. This will open
the file in PDF format. Please keep all copyright information intact.
Alphabet Printables - A to Z
*There is no letter X worksheet in this section because there are so few words that begin with the letter X. Look for worksheets on other pages that look for the letter X sound in words.
More ways to learn letter sounds:
- Choose a letter and walk around your own home looking for objects that begin with the same letter.
- Write several letters on pieces of paper and put them in a paper bag. Have your children reach into the bag and remove one of the letters. Have them name the letter and the sound it makes.
- Look through picture books and have your child point out a specific letter and say the sound it makes.
- Once children have learned several letters and sounds, hold up an object from your home, and ask your child what letter it starts with.
- Play guessing games. “I’m thinking of something that starts with the letter b”. Let the children ask questions to get clues.
- Teach your children to match the letters in their names with the sounds in their names.
- Use a white crayon to write several letters on a piece of white paper. Let the kids paint the paper and name the letters and their sounds as they find them.
- Point out letters on grocery store signs, cans and boxes. A is for apples, B is for bread etc.
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