Free printable activities make learning easier. Learning letter sounds can be tricky for some kids, but it can be made easier when there are several items that begin with the same letter in one place.
Start by looking in your own home for items that begin with the same letter. Generally homes have several items that begin with most letters. For example, the letter B could include bed, box, button, blinds, boots, bowl, banister, ball, bookcase, books or (teddy) bear.
Have your child help with finding items. Unfortunately, some letters are just tougher to find. That's where worksheets come in! Use the worksheets as an added bonus to the lessons you are already teaching.
The following worksheets vary in difficulty, but all will provide necessary repetition for learning the letter sounds. Several work on one letter at a time. Start with single letters until the letters and sounds are learned. Then move on to the worksheets that involve several letters on one page.
Once children have learned the basics of letters and sounds, they should be able to complete the worksheets with minimal assistance.
Offer children a wide variety of worksheets and other learning activities to make learning to read fun and enjoyable.
One super easy way to assist your child with letters and sounds is to read them ABC books. There are tons of books to choose from and each book will be completely different. Each book will have different objects for each letter making each book a new experience for your child. This will provide loads of reinforcement for each letter and the sounds that each letter makes.
Used book stores and thrift stores usually have alphabet books in abundance. That makes finding several at a lets-not-break-the-bank price incredibly simple.
Most kids love being read to. Simply reading to them, while clearing stating the letter and the sound it makes, has children learning during what they see as an enjoyable time. Ask them to repeat the letter and sound after you.
Same goes for alphabet puzzles. There is a huge variety available and they are all different.