Here are several learning activities for kids. Each type of worksheet involves learning letter sounds.
Start by taking the time to point out objects and their letter sounds in your own home. How many things that begin with the letter B can your child find?
Most homes contain several objects that begin with most of the letters. Some of the letters will be tougher to find and that's where worksheets come in handy.
Use the worksheets as an enhancement to learning that has already taken place.
In this section of free printables, simply look at each picture. Choose the correct letter from the bottom of the page that each picture starts with. Write the correct letter in the box below each picture.
*It helps to have the children cross out the letters as they are being used.
In "Match the Letter Sounds" the children are simply asked to draw a line from the letter to the picture that begins with the same letter. Just a simple but effective letter sound activity.
In the following alphabet printables, the children are given three letters for each picture. Just circle the correct letter under each picture.
Have your child name the picture out loud. Hearing how it sounds will help with choosing the correct letter.
In hopes of helping their children to read, many parents begin introducing them to the letters and the sounds each letter makes. For those children who want to learn, normally positive results are achieved. If, however, a child is “pushed” before they are truly ready, a negative result will occur. This may have the effect of inadvertently teaching a child failure in the inability to match letters with sounds. Worse, it can make a child believe that they are “not good at reading”.
Start slowly, then, and let your child set the pace. Introduce no more than two letters at a time and keep the lessons short. Preschoolers, especially, have short attention spans, so a few short lessons over the course of the day are better than one long one.
Worksheets are an easy way to teach, but be sure to include other types of lessons too.
Working at your child’s pace will give them the opportunity to build confidence in their own abilities. Once the confidence is built, children will have an easier time when they are ready to begin reading.