Say it Right! Phonics Sounds Practice for Kids - Kumon

Say it Right! Phonics Sounds Practice for Kids

Kids often mispronounce words and sounds. It’s just part of the learning process. It takes lots of practice to master the English language. That’s why one of our veteran instructors, Tim Bertram, has put together a series of phonics practice resources to help kids iron out the kinks in their pronunciation.

ALPHABET CHARTS AND PHONICS SOUNDS MP3 AUDIO FILE!

alphabet chart by Kumon

Please see attached pdf of our Alphabet charts, as well as a short mp3 audio file of the phonics sounds.
(click to open in a new tab – or – right click, save-as to download):

To start, you can print out the two charts for your child (or display them on your computer screen) and have your child practice along to the audio as they point to each letter. At first, you may find they can repeat only a few sounds. However, with practice, they should become more confident and proficient. The end goal is for them to say the sounds correctly and independently without needing to listen to the audio track!

By the way, even though many letters can be pronounced more than one way, in this exercise we focus on their most common sounds: C as in Cat, G as in Gold, and Y as in Yellow, etc.

Practicing a few minutes every day will make a big difference to your child’s skills acquisition!

CONSONANT COMBINATION CHART AND MP3 AUDIO FILE!

consonant combinations to learn

Here is our Consonant Combination chart, as well as a short mp3 audio file of the phonics sounds.

(click to open in a new tab – or – right click, save-as to download):

To start, you can print out the charts (or display them on your computer screen) and have your child practice along to the audio as they point to each letter combination!

At first, you may find they can repeat only a few sounds. However, with practice, they should become more confident and proficient. The end goal is for them to say the sounds correctly and independently without needing to listen to the audio track!

SIGHT WORD PRACTICE AT HOME – 100 IMPORTANT WORDS TO KNOW!

100 important words to know

There are some words that kids need to know by heart to build a solid foundation. Here is our list of 100 important words, as well as a short mp3 audio file of the phonics sounds:

(click to open in a new tab – or – right click, save-as to download)

You can either print the charts or have your child refer and point to them on your computer screen. At the same time, you can play the corresponding audio tracks and have your child follow along.

At first, they may just listen and repeat the occasional word. With practice, the first goal is for them to be able to say every word along with the recording while they point to each word. The second goal is for them to be able to say every word without needing the recording.

By the way, we are aiming for sight recognition of these high-frequency words so if your child isn’t able to sound them out, that’s okay!

CHALLENGING SOUNDS PHONICS CHART AND MP3 AUDIO FILE!

challenging sounds phonics chart

Please find attached a pdf of our Challenging Sounds chart, as well as a short mp3 audio file of the phonics sounds.
(click to open in a new tab – or – right click, save-as to download):

To start, you can print out the charts (or display them on your computer screen) and have your child practice along to the audio as they point to each letter combination.

At first, you may find they can repeat only a few sounds. However, with practice, they should become more confident and proficient. The end goal is for them to say the sounds correctly and independently without needing to listen to the audio track!

VOWEL COMBINATION CHART AND MP3 AUDIO FILE!

vowel sounds chart

Please find attached a pdf of our Vowel Combinations chart, as well as a short mp3 audio file of the phonics sounds.
(click to open in a new tab – or – right click, save-as to download):

To start, you can print out the two charts (or display them on your computer screen) and have your child practice along to the audio as they point to each letter combination.

At first, you may find they can repeat only a few sounds. However, with practice, they should become more confident and proficient. The end goal is for them to say the sounds correctly and independently without needing to listen to the audio track!

If you are looking for ways to give your early learner an academic boost, you’re in the right place! Find out more about Kumon for early learners.