Today's new sound is a special sound, because it is a special friend. It has two letters but it only makes one sound. It is the 'ch' sound.
Parents: Look at the pictures below with your child. Say each object name, and ask your child to repeat the words after you.
Parents: To help your child remember the two letters in the new sound, tell them this story - "The horse sneezes when the caterpillar hairs tickle his nose." Now, look at the pictures below with your child. Point to one of the pictures, and ask your child whether it is 'ch' or 'ch-ch-choo'. Repeat a few times, getting quicker each time.
Now, practice saying these sounds.
In your busy work books, practice writing today's sound 'ch'. Don't forget to use the rhyme to help you!
Now, practice writing these sounds.
If you have a printer at home, you can print out the above worksheets, by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page.
Can you Fred talk, read, the words below?
Parents: Ask your child to write the following words in their busy work books.
Boys and girls, remember to use your 'Fred Fingers' to help you.
Words to write: cat, dad, mad.
Before we finish, click on the link below to read one of these books to your grown up.