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How to Teach Vowel Sounds so Kids will Remember Infographic

by Kayla Foster March 28, 2016

How to Teach Vowel Sounds so Kids will Remember Infographic

Why are Vowels important?

  • Vowels are found in every syllable of every word. 
  • They enable us to distinguish between words such as pant, pint, pent, punt or slip, slap, slop.
  • If a child doesn’t understand vowel sounds, they will struggle with reading.


How to Teach Vowels


Why Do kids struggle with Vowels?

  • Five of the 26 alphabet letters are vowels: A, E, I, O, and U. 
  • Unlike consonants, each of the vowel letter has more than one type of sound or can even be silent with no sound at all.

Why use visuals to teach Vowels?

  • A visual learner cannot rely on memory to recall the sound difference between E and I, or O and U. 
  • A visual with a related hand motion is critical. The child will see the symbol and their brain will draw on the image and motion.

Why incorporate hand motions into learning Vowels?

  • Children associate body motion with the shape of the letter and the sound they hear themselves saying.
  • Over time, they will no longer need to make the hand motion, the sounds will become automatic.


Kayla Foster
Kayla Foster


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